Elasticsearch CVE-2018-17247 for DEVTEST 10.2

Document ID : KB000123135
Last Modified Date : 18/12/2018
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Introduction:
Internal PNC vulnerability team received an alert for Elasticsearch CVE-2018-17247.  
Question:
Internal PNC vulnerability team received an alert for Elasticsearch CVE-2018-17247. Please let us know if DevTest uses any of the versions listed. Elasticsearch Security versions 6.5.0 and 6.5.1 contain an XXE flaw in Machine Learning’s find_file_structure API. If a policy allowing external network access has been added to Elasticsearch’s Java Security Manager then an attacker could send a specially crafted request capable of leaking content of local files on the Elasticsearch node. This could allow a user to access information that they should not have access to. Please note: by default Elasticsearch has the Java Security Manager enabled with policies which will cause this attack to fail.
Environment:
All supported DevTest environments
Answer:
The vulnerability that has been reported by CVE-2018-17247 is about a vulnerability in "Find File Structure API" which is a feature available in ElasticSearch 6.x versions. We ship elastic search version 1.5.2 with DevTest 10.2. The vulnerability alert is not applicable for DevTest 10.2
Additional Information:

Reference Links:
https://www.elastic.co/community/security
https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/6.x/ml-find-file-structure.html#ml-find-file-structure