Check Point Advisories

Elasticsearch Remote Code Execution (CVE-2015-1427)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2015-1224
Date Published: 19 Oct 2015
Severity: High
Last Updated: Tuesday 31 October, 2023
Industry Reference:CVE-2015-1427
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Elasticsearch 1.3.7 and prior
Elasticsearch 1.4.0 Beta1
Elasticsearch 1.4.0 Beta1
Elasticsearch 1.4.1
Elasticsearch 1.4.2
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

This protection will detect and block 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 R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Elasticsearch Remote Code Execution (CVE-2015-1427) 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-2015-1427)

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