Internal PNC vulnerability team received an alert for Elasticsearch CVE-2018-17247.
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.
All supported DevTest environments
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