Vulnerability CVE-2021-37938


Published: 2021-11-18

Description:
It was discovered that on Windows operating systems specifically, Kibana was not validating a user supplied path, which would load .pbf files. Because of this, a malicious user could arbitrarily traverse the Kibana host to load internal files ending in the .pbf extension. Thanks to Dominic Couture for finding this vulnerability.

Type:

CWE-22

(Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal'))

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
4/10
2.9/10
8/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
Single time
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
None
None
Affected software
Elastic -> Kibana 

 References:
https://discuss.elastic.co/t/kibana-7-15-2-security-update/288923

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