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CVE-2015-1427 Detail


The Groovy scripting engine in Elasticsearch before 1.3.8 and 1.4.x before 1.4.3 allows remote attackers to bypass the sandbox protection mechanism and execute arbitrary shell commands via a crafted script.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  02/17/2015

Quick Info

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MISC Exploit External Source MISC Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM External Source BUGTRAQ 20150211 Elasticsearch vulnerability CVE-2015-1427 External Source BID 72585 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2017:0868 External Source XF elasticsearch-cve20151427-command-exec(100850) Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Access Control (CWE-284)

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