Update 1: CVE-2021-44832 has been assigned to this vulnerability, which has been confirmed by Apache and fixed in Apache Log4j 2.17.1 (Java 8), 2.12.4 (Java 7) and 2.3.2 (Java 6), released today.
Update 2: Syhunt Hybrid 220.127.116.11, released today, adds check for this new CVE-2021-44832 and also CVE-2021-45105 (DoS) through Syhunt Code. In addition to this, Syhunt 18.104.22.168 adds WAF bypass techniques to CVE-2021-44228 in Syhunt Dynamic and the Syhunt Insight log analyzer.
We have been told that Apache is working to fix a new vulnerability identified by security researchers that supposedly allows remote command execution again. The vulnerability would affect version 2.17.0, which includes a patch for a similar vulnerability of equal severity. We recommend that customers using the library monitor the official Log4J page for more details https://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/security.html and apply patches as they become available.
As soon as possible, when new information becomes available, new checks will be added to Syhunt, allowing Syhunt tools to detect this new variant.