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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2014-3120

Original release date: 07/28/2014
Last revised: 07/29/2014
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

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.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.rapid7.com/db/modules/exploit/multi/elasticsearch/script_mvel_rce
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 106949
External Source: EXPLOIT-DB
Name: 33370
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bouk.co/blog/elasticsearch-rce/
External Source: MISC
Name: https://www.found.no/foundation/elasticsearch-security/#staying-safe-while-developing-with-elasticsearch
External Source: BID
Name: 67731

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