When 4.19.3 deployed in December 2021, it released with an embedded Apache Log4j version of 2.16. Tenable is identifing anything under 2.17.1 is vulnerable to CVE-2021-44832. Has 2.16 been retested for exploits discovered in this CVE? If so, When is the next release of Autopsy going to occur?
I was delayed in doing the testing on it. I just finished testing last night so it should be out soon. Here is part of the news.txt that relates to this release.
---------------- VERSION 4.20.0 --------------
Recent Activity Updates:
Added Favicons, Profiles and Extensions to Chromium Browsers
Added Security Questions/Answers from SAM registry Hive
Added Jython Support
Added example Python plugin
New DataArtifact ingest module for analyzing data artifacts
Linux / Mac Improvements
Script to install prerequisites using Homebrew and debian package.
Script that allows you to install TSK from source
Script that sets JAVA home per install
Updating Linux and Mac Installation Documentation
Command Line Interface
Simplified command line input parameters
Command Line Interface changes - The -listAllIngestProfiles switch was added,
the initialization code was modified to make the java.exe switch –nogui work
(splash screen will appear, but framework window will not), and return codes
will be pushed up so that the return value of java.exe reflects the return
value of our application.
Solr 8.11.2 Upgrade which includes update to Log4j to verison 2.17.1
Change Timezone format for Plaso output.
Regex fix for Mbox parsing.
Portable Case report string index out of range -1 fixed
Extracting files, numbering of files and overwriting of files.
Joda-Time updated from 2.4 to 2.10 - fixes certain timezone errors
Update to USB id’s.
Update Tesseract to 4.10.
Config changes - moves config settings that could/should be moved to a separate
computer to a common config folder. Those settings can be zipped and taken
to a different computer and extracted.
File filter exclude rules: For interesting files and file filters, you can now
create rules that will exclude certain files in addition to including them.
Adds host to artifact content viewer.
When an OS Account is selected the Other Occurences tab will no longer show the
open case in the case list.
The Communication window Message Viewer Threads panel layout was cleaned up so
that the buttons are visible despite the subject length.
Limit ingest inbox messages to first 20 keyword hits
GStreamer update to version 1.20.0
libheif v1.12.0 replaces ImageMagick
Removal of 32bit verison of Autopsy
So here is a question for you. What features or functionality would you like to see added to Autopsy in the future?