The Outbreak of Log4shell
Varad Vijay Magare, Satyam Shinde, Priyanka More
Apache, Vulnerability, Log4j, Java, CVSS, RCE.
Can you fathom the existence of a highly perilous element lurking in billions of devices since 2013, capable of potentially commandeering over 3.5 billion of them? It sounds utterly chaotic, doesn't it? During the holiday season, specifically on Thursday, December 9th, The Apache Software Foundation disclosed information about a critical vulnerability found in Log4j, a widely used logging library in numerous Java applications. Malicious actors wasted no time in exploiting this flaw, labeled "Log4Shell," which received a perfect 10 out of 10 rating on the CVSS vulnerability scale. An application susceptible to this vulnerability could be compromised, enabling remote code execution (RCE) on the underlying servers.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3

Page(s): 104 - 106
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