Elastic-apm-agent-1.33.0.jar flagged by security scan

Our internal security team is running a scanning tool that is flagging the apm-agent-1.33.0.jar file as being insecure and vulnerable for the log4j vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228). In further investigation they found the apm-agent-java has a dependency on log4j 2.12.4 which is impacted by the vulnerability CVE-2021-44228.

Here is the link to the Elastic git code showing the dependency: apm-agent-java/pom.xml at main · elastic/apm-agent-java · GitHub

Can someone please verify if there are vulnerabilities with this version of the apm-agent that we should address. Thank you

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Ok, I will send an email. Thank you for the information. This issue can be closed.

This is probably a false finding - see log4j history review and more info in our FAQ.
If there’s a new vulnerability that’s not yet patched in the latest version of the Elastic APM Java Agent, please report as @dadoonet describes.


2.12.4 is not vulnerable to CVE-2021-44228

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