Elasticsearch ESA-2018-19

High Nessus Plugin ID 121249


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


Elasticsearch Security versions 6.5.0 and 6.5.1 contain an XXE flaw in Machine Learnings find_file_structure API. If a policy allowing external network access has been added to Elasticsearchs Java Security Manager then an attacker could send a specially crafted request capable of leaking content of local files on the Elasticsearch node. This could allow a user to access information that they should not have access to.Please note: by default Elasticsearch has the Java Security Manager enabled with policies which will cause this attack to fail.


Affected users should upgrade to Elasticsearch version 6.5.2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 121249

File Name: elasticsearch_esa_2018_19.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2019/01/18

Updated: 2019/01/18

Dependencies: 109941

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:elasticsearch:elasticsearch

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Elasticsearch

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/12/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17247