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If you can modify the config, you can modify the rest of the application.
True in Perl, Python, Javascript etc., not necessary in Java, C++, etc. - or at least harder. It boils down to proper access permissions and running the application always with least privileges.

The core of Log4Shell is the unexpected or little known behaviour of the library to contact remote services. Usually, I would expect from a configuration file to hold static read only data, not fractions of code that could be executed - and that's also unexpected or little known Log::Log4perl behaviour.


In reply to Re^3: Log4Shell and Log::Log4perl by Perlbotics
in thread Log4Shell and Log::Log4perl by bliako

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