Elasticsearch ESA-2017-06

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 112038


The remote web server hosts a Java application that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


X-Pack Security versions 5.0.0 to 5.4.0 contain a privilege escalation bug in the run_as functionality. This bug prevents transitioning into the specified user specified in a run_as request. If a role has been created using a template that contains the _user properties, the behavior of run_as will be incorrect. Additionally if the run_as user specified does not exist, the transition will not happen.


User currently using run_as functionality should upgrade to X-Pack Security 5.4.1

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 112038

File Name: elasticsearch_esa_2017_06.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2018/08/22

Updated: 2018/08/22

Dependencies: 109941

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-8438

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:elastic:x-pack

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/06/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8438