Log4Shell and MariaDB (CVE-2021-44228)


Several MariaDB customers have asked us about CVE-2021-44228 aka “Log4Shell”, a vulnerability in the Log4j Java logging framework which may allow remote code execution (RCE).

Update: The detail here also addresses the second Log4j vulnerability, CVE-2021-45046.

MariaDB Products

No MariaDB product is directly impacted by this CVE. MariaDB Connector/J can optionally be configured to use Log4j. Users of MariaDB Connector/J should see this blog for a detailed explanation of CVE-2021-44228 and mitigations.

MariaDB Hosted Systems

MariaDB’s security team has reviewed our systems. While we have no vulnerable customer-facing systems, an internal system used a version of Log4j covered by CVE-2021-44228. We have mitigated the vulnerability in this internal system and reviewed all logs for suspicious activity.

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