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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.'


  • Benjamin Smith
  • Pedro Andujar <pandujar@segfault.es>
  • Jose A. Guasch <jaguasch@gmail.com>


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
msf auxiliary(elasticsearch_traversal) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(elasticsearch_traversal) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(elasticsearch_traversal) > run 

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