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Apache Log4J Critical Vulnerability

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Good afternoon,

Is there an impact to the Mozilla Firefox application from the newly discovered Apache Log4J Critical Vulnerability (Log4J version 2.14.1 CVE-2021-44228)?

Can you please confirm if Mozilla Firefox is exposed to this vulnerability and if it is, then do you have an availability date of the patch to your codes?

Thanks, Milo

Good afternoon, Is there an impact to the Mozilla Firefox application from the newly discovered Apache Log4J Critical Vulnerability (Log4J version 2.14.1 CVE-2021-44228)? Can you please confirm if Mozilla Firefox is exposed to this vulnerability and if it is, then do you have an availability date of the patch to your codes? Thanks, Milo

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Hello,

I do not believe that this exploit was ever possible (except for java web applets), as Firefox is written in c++ (I believe there is rust in there too)

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This is about a specific Apache application that companies can run to log details about visitors on their servers. Firefox is a web browser and doesn't use this software, so unless you own a website that uses this Apache Log4J software then there is nothing to worry.

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Hi Milo, if you conduct a search for log4j in the Firefox source code on https://searchfox.org/mozilla-release/source/, you will find that Firefox uses a JavaScript module named log4js. Despite the name similarity, from what I read, it does not have the problematic features of the log4j Java program. Here's what I found:

Let me know if you discover anything concerning.

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