Elasticsearch ESA-2017-18

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 112042


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


An error was found in the X-Pack Security privilege enforcement. If a
user has either delete or index permissions on an index in a
cluster, they may be able to issue both delete and index requests
against that index.


X-Pack Security users should upgrade to version 5.6.0 or 5.5.3. If you
cannot upgrade immediately you can workaround this issue by removing
the delete and index permission from untrusted users.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 112042

File Name: elasticsearch_esa_2017_18.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2018/08/22

Modified: 2018/08/22

Dependencies: 109941

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-8447

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/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: 2017/09/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/09/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8447