Check Point Advisories

Elasticsearch Privilege Escalation (CVE-2020-7009)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2020-0697
Date Published: 28 Jul 2020
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 28 Jul 2020
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2020-7009
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Elasticsearch 6.7.0-6.8.7
Elasticsearch 7.0.0-7.6.1
Vulnerability Description A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in Elasticsearch. An attacker who is able to generate an API key can perform a series of steps that result in an API key being generated with elevated privileges.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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 Privilege Escalation (CVE-2020-7009) 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 Privilege Escalation (CVE-2020-7009)

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