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CVE-2017-8438 Detail

Current Description

Elastic X-Pack Security versions 5.0.0 to 5.4.0 contain a privilege escalation bug in the run_as functionality. This bug prevents transitioning into the specified user specified in a run_as request. If a role has been created using a template that contains the _user properties, the behavior of run_as will be incorrect. Additionally if the run_as user specified does not exist, the transition will not happen.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 8.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
https://discuss.elastic.co/t/elastic-stack-5-4-1-and-5-3-3-security-updates/87952 Vendor Advisory
https://www.elastic.co/blog/elasticsearch-5-4-1-and-5-3-3-released Patch Vendor Advisory
https://www.elastic.co/community/security Vendor Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-269 Improper Privilege Management NIST  
CWE-284 Improper Access Control Elastic  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:elastic:x-pack:5.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:elastic:x-pack:5.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:elastic:x-pack:5.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:elastic:x-pack:5.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:elastic:x-pack:5.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:elastic:x-pack:5.2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:elastic:x-pack:5.2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:elastic:x-pack:5.2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:elastic:x-pack:5.3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:elastic:x-pack:5.3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:elastic:x-pack:5.3.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:elastic:x-pack:5.3.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:elastic:x-pack:5.4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-8438
NVD Published Date:
06/05/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2019