ID CVE-2014-3120
Summary The default configuration in Elasticsearch before 1.2 enables dynamic scripting, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary MVEL expressions and Java code via the source parameter to _search. NOTE: this only violates the vendor's intended security policy if the user does not run Elasticsearch in its own independent virtual machine.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:elasticsearch:elasticsearch:1.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:elasticsearch:elasticsearch:1.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 6.8 (as of 06-12-2016 - 18:13)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-284
CAPEC
  • Embedding Scripts within Scripts
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities that are brought on by allowing remote hosts to execute scripts. The attacker leverages this capability to execute scripts to execute his/her own script by embedding it within other scripts that the target software is likely to execute. The attacker must have the ability to inject script into script that is likely to be executed. If this is done, then the attacker can potentially launch a variety of probes and attacks against the web server's local environment, in many cases the so-called DMZ, back end resources the web server can communicate with, and other hosts. With the proliferation of intermediaries, such as Web App Firewalls, network devices, and even printers having JVMs and Web servers, there are many locales where an attacker can inject malicious scripts. Since this attack pattern defines scripts within scripts, there are likely privileges to execute said attack on the host. Of course, these attacks are not solely limited to the server side, client side scripts like Ajax and client side JavaScript can contain malicious scripts as well. In general all that is required is for there to be sufficient privileges to execute a script, but not protected against writing.
  • Signature Spoofing by Key Theft
    An attacker obtains an authoritative or reputable signer's private signature key by theft and then uses this key to forge signatures from the original signer to mislead a victim into performing actions that benefit the attacker.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
assigner via4 cve@mitre.org
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
refmap via4
bid 67731
confirm
exploit-db 33370
misc
osvdb 106949
vulnerable_product via4 cpe:2.3:a:elasticsearch:elasticsearch:1.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
Last major update 06-12-2016 - 18:13
Published 28-07-2014 - 19:55
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