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Elasticsearch Directory Traversal

Elasticsearch Directory Traversal
Posted Jul 17, 2015
Authored by Kevin Kluge

Elasticsearch versions from 1.0.0 to 1.6.0 are vulnerable to a directory traversal attack that allows an attacker to retrieve files that are readable by the Elasticsearch JVM process.

tags | advisory, file inclusion
advisories | CVE-2015-5531
MD5 | 6c2ac164bae3eaa3a3563f2703099afb

Elasticsearch Directory Traversal

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Summary:
Elasticsearch versions from 1.0.0 to 1.6.0 are vulnerable to a directory traversal attack that allows an attacker to retrieve files that are readable by the Elasticsearch JVM process.

We have been assigned CVE-2015-5531 for this issue.


Fixed versions:
Versions 1.6.1 and 1.7.0 address the vulnerability.


Remediation:
Users should upgrade to the 1.6.1 or 1.7.0 releases. Users that do not wish to upgrade can use a firewall, reverse proxy, or Shield to prevent snapshot API calls from untrusted sources.


CVSS
Overall CVSS score: 2.6


Credits:
Benjamin Smith reported the issue.
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