QID 353090

Date Published: 2021-12-27

QID 353090: Amazon Linux Security Advisory for aws-kinesis-agent : ALAS2-2021-1733

A flaw was found in the apache log4j logging library 2.x.
When the logging configuration uses a non-default pattern layout with a context lookup.
Attackers with control over thread context map (mdc) input data can craft malicious input data that contains a recursive lookup and can cause denial of service. (
( CVE-2021-45105)

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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 Medium - 5.9 severity.
  • CVSS V2 rated as Medium - 4.3 severity.
  • Solution
    Please refer to Amazon advisory: ALAS2-2021-1733 for affected packages and patching details, or update with your package manager.
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    Software Advisories
    Advisory ID Software Component Link
    ALAS2-2021-1733 Amazon Linux 2 URL Logo alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2021-1733.html