Detects 'Memory Disclosure' vulnerability in Elasticsearch affects v. 7.10.0 to 7.13.3.
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Elasticsearch is a popular search and analytics engine used for indexing and searching large volumes of structured and unstructured data. It is commonly integrated into various software applications and web services for efficient and scalable data processing.
Recently, a serious memory disclosure vulnerability has been discovered in Elasticsearch versions 7.10.0 to 7.13.3. This vulnerability, identified as CVE-2021-22145, allows an attacker with the ability to submit arbitrary queries to Elasticsearch to exploit a malformed query that results in an error message containing previously used portions of a data buffer. This buffer could contain sensitive information, including Elasticsearch documents or authentication details.
When exploited, the CVE-2021-22145 vulnerability can lead to significant security concerns as the attackers can gain access to sensitive data and perform malicious activities such as unauthorized access, data theft, and data manipulation. Since Elasticsearch is widely used for processing sensitive data such as financial records, personally identifiable information, and intellectual property data, this vulnerability can have far-reaching implications.
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