Elastic Kibana 7.13.0 < 7.17.16, 8.0 < 8.11.2 Information Disclosure (ESA-2023-27)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 187123


The remote web server hosts a Java application that is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of the Elastic Kibana instance on the remote host is 7.13.0 prior to 7.17.16 or 8.0 prior to 8.11.1. It is, therefore, affected by an information disclosure vulnerability. In the event of an infrequent error returned from an Elasticsearch cluster, in cases where there is user interaction and an unhealthy cluster, sensitive information may be recorded in Kibana logs within the error message. The error message may contain account credentials for the kibana_system 67 user, API Keys, and credentials of Kibana end-users. Note: It was found that the fix for ESA-2023-25 in Kibana 8.11.1 for a similar issue was incomplete.

Note that Nessus has not tested for the issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Kibana version 7.17.16, 8.11.2, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 187123

File Name: kibana_esa_2023_27.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 12/20/2023

Updated: 2/8/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-46675


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:elasticsearch:kibana

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Kibana

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/12/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/12/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-46675

IAVB: 2023-B-0101-S