QID 353085

Date Published: 2021-12-22

QID 353085: Amazon Linux Security Advisory for java-1.8.0-openjdk, java-1.7.0-openjdk, java-1.6.0-openjdk : ALAS-2021-1553

No versions of an amazon linux java virtual machine (jvm) are affected by( CVE-2021-44228 or( CVE-2021-45046.
However, if customers load a log4j version that is affected by( CVE-2021-44228 or( CVE-2021-45046 into an amazon linux jvm, it will introduce the issues identified in( CVE-2021-44228 and( CVE-2021-45046 into the jvm.
This update modifies amazon linux packages that provide a jvm to also install the aws-developed hotpatch to mitigate( CVE-2021-44228 or( CVE-2021-45046 by default.
For more information on the hotpatch package in amazon linux, see https://alas.aws.amazon.com/announcements/2021-001.html

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Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could lead to a securitybreach or could affect integrity, availability, and confidentiality.

  • CVSS V3 rated as Critical - 10 severity.
  • CVSS V2 rated as Critical - 9.3 severity.
  • Solution
    Please refer to Amazon advisory: ALAS-2021-1553 for affected packages and patching details, or update with your package manager.
    Vendor References

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    Software Advisories
    Advisory ID Software Component Link
    ALAS-2021-1553 Amazon Linux URL Logo alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2021-1553.html