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ElasticSearch Snapshot API Directory Traversal

'This module exploits a directory traversal vulnerability in ElasticSearch, allowing an attacker to read arbitrary files with JVM process privileges, through the Snapshot API.'

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Module Name



  • Benjamin Smith
  • Pedro Andujar <pandujar [at]>
  • Jose A. Guasch <jaguasch [at]>




Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/scanner/http/elasticsearch_traversal msf auxiliary(elasticsearch_traversal) > show actions ...actions... msf auxiliary(elasticsearch_traversal) > set ACTION <action-name> msf auxiliary(elasticsearch_traversal) > show options and set options... msf auxiliary(elasticsearch_traversal) > run

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