FreeBSD : elasticsearch -- directory traversal attack with site plugins (a71e7440-1ba3-11e5-b43d-002590263bf5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84413


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Elastic reports :

Vulnerability Summary: All Elasticsearch versions prior to 1.5.2 and 1.4.5 are vulnerable to a directory traversal attack that allows an attacker to retrieve files from the server running Elasticsearch when one or more site plugins are installed, or when Windows is the server OS.

Remediation Summary: Users should upgrade to 1.4.5 or 1.5.2. Users that do not want to upgrade can address the vulnerability by disabling site plugins. See the CVE description for additional options.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84413

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a71e74401ba311e5b43d002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/06/26

Modified: 2016/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:elasticsearch, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/04/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3337

BID: 74353

EDB-ID: 37054