On 30/08/14 5:37 AM, "Salvatore Bonaccorso" <car...@debian.org> wrote:

>Source: elasticsearch
>Severity: grave
>Tags: security upstream fixed-upstream
>Hi Hilko,
>I see elasticsearch entered unstable now. Some time ago the following
>vulnerability was published for elasticsearch.
>| 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.
>If I understand it correctly, the value or this defaults to false,
>more references are in Red Hat's Bugzilla[1]. Could you check
>elasticsearch for this?

Hi Salvatore.  I've checked the current version in the archive and it
definitely is vulnerable.  I've made a patch and am just running some
build tests now.

I'm hoping that Hilko can make an upload as I'm not on the uploaders list,
and don't really know how anyway.

>If you fix the vulnerability please also make sure to include the
>CVE (Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures) id in your changelog entry.


>For further information see:
>[0] http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-3120
>    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2014-3120
>[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1124252
>[2] https://github.com/elasticsearch/elasticsearch/issues/5853
>[3] https://github.com/elasticsearch/elasticsearch/commit/81e83cca

These were great resources - thanks for including them in the message.

Tim Potter
Cloud Systems Engineer
HP Cloud Services

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Hewlett-Packard Australia Pty Ltd

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