Elasticsearch ESA-2018-19

High Nessus Plugin ID 121249

Synopsis

The remote web server hosts a Java application that is vulnerable.

Description

Elasticsearch Security versions 6.5.0 and 6.5.1 contain an XXE flaw in Machine Learnings find_file_structure API. If a policy allowing external network access has been added to Elasticsearchs Java Security Manager then an attacker could send a specially crafted request capable of leaking content of local files on the Elasticsearch node. This could allow a user to access information that they should not have access to.Please note: by default Elasticsearch has the Java Security Manager enabled with policies which will cause this attack to fail.

Solution

Affected users should upgrade to Elasticsearch version 6.5.2.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?3f00797e

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 121249

File Name: elasticsearch_esa_2018_19.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2019/01/18

Updated: 2019/01/18

Dependencies: 109941

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:elasticsearch:elasticsearch

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/12/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17247