CVE-2020-5793

high
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Description

A vulnerability in Nessus versions 8.9.0 through 8.12.0 for Windows & Nessus Agent 8.0.0 and 8.1.0 for Windows could allow an authenticated local attacker to copy user-supplied files to a specially constructed path in a specifically named user directory. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a malicious file and copying the file to a system directory. The attacker needs valid credentials on the Windows system to exploit this vulnerability.

References

https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2020-07

https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2020-08

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2020-11-05

Updated: 2020-11-16

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

View all (2 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
142144Tenable Nessus < 8.12.1 Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (TNS-2020-08)NessusMisc.
high
142054Tenable Nessus Agent 8.x < 8.1.1 Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (TNS-2020-07)NessusWindows
high