CVE-2017-5645: Apache Log4j socket receiver deserialization vulnerability
CVSS Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation
Versions Affected: all versions from 2.0-alpha1 to 2.8.1
Description: When using the TCP socket server or UDP socket server to receive serialized log events from another application, a specially crafted binary payload can be sent that, when deserialized, can execute arbitrary code.
Mitigation: Java 7+ users should migrate to version 2.8.2 or avoid using the socket server classes. Java 6 users should avoid using the TCP or UDP socket server classes, or they can manually backport the security fix from 2.8.2: <https:
Credit: This issue was discovered by Marcio Almeida de Macedo of Red Team at Telstra