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ElasticSearch Dynamic Script Arbitrary Java Execution

This module exploits a remote command execution (RCE) vulnerability in ElasticSearch, exploitable by default on ElasticSearch prior to 1.2.0. The bug is found in the REST API, which does not require authentication, where the search function allows dynamic scripts execution. It can be used for remote attackers to execute arbitrary Java code. This module has been tested successfully on ElasticSearch 1.1.1 on Ubuntu Server 12.04 and Windows XP SP3.

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Module Name



  • Alex Brasetvik
  • Bouke van der Bijl
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez [at]>



  • ElasticSearch 1.1.1 / Automatic


  • java


  • java



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 exploit/multi/elasticsearch/script_mvel_rce msf exploit(script_mvel_rce) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(script_mvel_rce) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(script_mvel_rce) > show options and set options... msf exploit(script_mvel_rce) > exploit

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