Check Point Advisories

ElasticSearch search Remote Code Execution (CVE-2014-3120)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1629
Date Published: 25 May 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated: 21 Mar 2019
Source: Rapid7
Industry Reference:CVE-2014-3120
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? ElasticSearch 1.1.1
Vulnerability Description A remote command execution vulnerability has been found in ElasticSearch. The vulnerability is due to the search function in the REST API which does not require authentication and allows dynamic scripts execution. A remote attacker can exploit this weakness to execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted request.

Protection Overview

The protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this weakness

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the ElasticSearch search Remote Code Execution (CVE-2014-3120) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  ElasticSearch search Remote Code Execution (CVE-2014-3120)

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