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Apache Log4j Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-5645)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-1216
Date Published: 2 Jan 2022
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Sunday 02 January, 2022
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-5645
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Apache Log4j 2.x before 2.8.2
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Apache Log4j. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Apache Log4j Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-5645) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Apache Server Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Apache Log4j Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-5645)

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