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Intel, Nvidia, Microsoft Vulnerable to Critical Java Exploit. AMD Unaffected

December 20, 2021

A Java vulnerability (Log4Shell) was recently discovered that is so severe it allows for and attacker to remotely execute commands on the exploited machine. Tracked under CVE-2021-44228 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the vulnerability affects the logging library in Apache, a widely used, open-source server package. The vulnerability compromises any system that is accessible directly from a browser, mobile device, or application programming interface (or API) call.

While AMD has announced that its software products are safe from the exploit, Intel listed as many as nine applications that make use of Java that are currently vulnerable.

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