Kibana ESA-2018-17

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119422


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


Kibana versions 4.0 to 4.6, 5.0 to 5.6.12, and 6.0 to 6.4.2 contain an error in the way authorization credentials are used when generating PDF reports. If a report requests external resources plaintext credentials are included in the HTTP request that could be recovered by an external resource provider.


Users should upgrade to Elastic Stack version 5.6.13 or 6.4.3. Users unable to upgrade can disable the Reporting feature in Kibana by setting xpack.reporting.enabled to false in the kibana.yml file. This does not prevent previously leaked credentials from being reused.For more information about mitigating from this flaw please see our blog post.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119422

File Name: kibana_esa_2018_17.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2018/12/05

Updated: 2019/02/26

Dependencies: 109942

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-17245

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: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:elasticsearch:kibana

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Kibana

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/11/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17245