Microsoft has announced that it is preparing updates for cloud-based versions of its security software to combat the Log4j vulnerability. Many patches have already been applied for log4j, but there is still a possibility that it will affect some servers.
The Redmond giant has announced that since mid-December it has released updates for Microsoft 365 Defender to detect and combat Log4j vulnerabilities. Defender will now be able to continuously monitor and detect security vulnerabilities.
The latest version can find vulnerable Log4j library components as well as installed software that leverages Log4j. Microsoft said it is offering a unified dashboard for Microsoft 365 Defender to manage a series of threats and vulnerabilities related to Log4j flaws.
These updates apply to 365 Defender, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, and Microsoft Defender for Containers. In addition to Windows 10 and 11, the updates are also compatible with Windows Server 2008, 2012 and 2016. Linux users, on the other hand, will be able to get these improvements if they update Defender for Linux to version 101. 52. 57 (30. 121092. 15257.0) or later.
Microsoft Defender for Containers is a cloud-based protection plan launched in early December designed specifically to protect those using virtualization technology. The latest update allows detection of images that are vulnerable to Log4j.