Elasticsearch ESA-2018-16

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118799


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


Elasticsearch Security versions 6.4.0 to 6.4.2 contain an error in the way request headers are applied to requests when using the Active Directory, LDAP, Native, or File realms. A request may receive headers intended for another request if the same username is being authenticated concurrently; when used with run as, this can result in the request running as the incorrect user. This could allow a user to access information that they should not have access to.


Users should upgrade to Elasticsearch version 6.4.3.If upgrading is not possible setting the realms cache.ttl option to 0 will prevent caching any user data. This will mitigate this issue but will slow requests considerably.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118799

File Name: elasticsearch_esa_2018_16.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2018/11/07

Updated: 2018/11/07

Dependencies: 109941

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-17244

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:elasticsearch:elasticsearch

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/11/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17244