Elasticsearch ESA-2017-09

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 112039


The remote web server hosts a Java application that is affected by an
unauthorised information disclosure vulnerability.


X-Pack Security versions prior to 5.4.1 and 5.3.3 did not always
correctly apply Document Level Security to index aliases. This bug
could allow a user with restricted permissions to view data they
should not have access to when performing certain operations against
an index alias.


All users of X-Pack security should upgrade to version 5.3.3 or 5.4.1.
If you cannot upgrade disabling the request cache on an index will
mitigate this bug.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 112039

File Name: elasticsearch_esa_2017_09.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2018/08/22

Modified: 2018/08/30

Dependencies: 109941

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-8441

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/06/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8441