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AnuragJaiswal's avatar
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3 years ago

Is SoapUI affected by Log4j Vulnerability? If yes, what are the actions required for permanent fix?

Hi Team,


I am Anurag from CBA. We are performing vulnerability remediation for all the software we are using and we are reaching out to the corresponding vendors to understand what sort of actions we need to take in order to remediate the Log4j vulnerability from each and every service which are using Log4j.


We come across that SoapUI tool is also one of those software.


Could you please provide us detailed information of the activities we need to take? Please find the software details we have in our servers:

SoapUI Version - 5.2.1

Build date: 20151002-1138


Appreciate your response.



Anurag Jaiswal


10 Replies

  • richie's avatar
    Community Hero

    Hey AnuragJaiswal 


    Yes any software that runs log4j was open to the security issue reported just before Xmas.


    I know there was another user on here who's Security Guys wanted the company he worked for to stop using SoapUI/ReadyAPI until an alternative to log4j was found (I think because a couple of weeks after the critical flaw was found, I think on 29th Dec a further high priority flaw was found) - however software is always gonna have flaws - unless you're completely air gapped - there's always a risk.


    I can only tell you what my company did with their ReadyAPI instances - they just swapped out all the existing log4j files and replaced them with v2.17 files.  I believe v2.16 was produced to fix the critical flaw and v2.17 was released to handle the flaw published on 29th December.


    SoapUI changes can be pretty slow sometimes.  There's nothing wrong with you overwriting the existing log4j files with the v2.17 ones.


    That's what we've done across the company I work for.





    • AnuragJaiswal's avatar
      New Contributor

      Thanks richie for your response.

      How and where can I get the version 2.17 of Log4j for SoapUI? Do you have a reference link that you can provide?

      Highly appreciate your response.


      Anurag Jaiswal

  • KarelHusa's avatar
    Champion Level 3

    Hi AnuragJaiswal ,

    besides what richie advised, you can also:


    Migrate to SoapUI 5.7.0: this version has been released as a reaction to Log4j vulnerability (contains Log4j version 2.17.1). Here you may face some compatibility issues, e.g. in treating JSONPath, as you can find in some other threads.


    Stay with your old version of SoapUI: check the version of Log4j in your SoapUI/lib directory. I assume it will be some 1.x version which does not include the Log4Shell vulnerability. Please note this version may have its own vulnerabilities. 


    I chose to upgrade to version 5.7.0.


    Best regards,



    • AnuragJaiswal's avatar
      New Contributor

      Thanks KarelHusa. That is helpful.

      I will check with the team on the compatibility limitations and how it will affect the BAU. 

      Thanks again.



    • KeithT's avatar
      Occasional Contributor

      We upgraded to 5.7 however our scans are still flagging a security issue with LOG4J.  I thought 5.7 would have corrected this...Any advice? 


      Path : C:\Program Files\SmartBear\SoapUI-5.7.0\hermesJMS\lib\log4j-1.2.15.jar

      Installed version : 1.2.15