Check Point Advisories

ElasticSearch Remote Code Execution (CVE-2014-3120)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1629
Date Published: 25 May 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated: Sunday 22 October, 2023
Source: Rapid7
Industry Reference:CVE-2014-3120
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? ElasticSearch 1.1.1 and prior
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Elasticsearch. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

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 R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the ElasticSearch 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 Remote Code Execution (CVE-2014-3120)

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