Elasticsearch ESA-2017-15

Low Nessus Plugin ID 112041


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


An error was found in the X-Pack Security TLS trust manager for versions 5.0.0 to 5.5.1. If reloading the trust material fails the trust manager will be replaced with an instance that trusts all certificates. This could allow any node using any certificate to join a cluster. The proper behavior in this instance is for the TLS trust manager to deny all certificates.


X-Pack Security users should upgrade to version 5.5.2. Please note this attack cannot be triggered remotely. The most likely scenario would be local system corruption. Even though crossing a trust boundary cannot be forced by an attacker, we consider a security feature failing in this manner to be a flaw.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 112041

File Name: elasticsearch_esa_2017_15.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2018/08/22

Updated: 2018/08/22

Dependencies: 109941

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-8445

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/08/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8445