Using search_after with a number larger than a 64bit integer crashes ES in 7.x

Version: 7.3.1
Java: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_201-b09)

Passing search_after parameter with a numeric value larger than 64bit causes Elasticsearch service to terminate.

Doing this:

curl -X POST \
  http://x.x.x.x:9200/_search \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -H 'cache-control: no-cache' \
  -d '{
    "query": {
        "match_all": {}
    "sort": [
            "created": {
                "order": "asc"
    "search_after": [

Leads to this:

Oct 16 15:04:40 ip-x-x-x-x systemd[1]: Started Elasticsearch.
Oct 16 15:04:46 ip-x-x-x-x elasticsearch[3738]: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM warning: Option UseConcMarkSweepGC was deprecated in version 9.0 and will likely be removed in a future release.
Oct 16 15:05:30 ip-x-x-x-x systemd[1]: elasticsearch.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Oct 16 15:05:30 ip-x-x-x-x systemd[1]: elasticsearch.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

Stack Trace:

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