CVE-2021-20079

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Description

Nessus versions 8.13.2 and earlier were found to contain a privilege escalation vulnerability which could allow a Nessus administrator user to upload a specially crafted file that could lead to gaining administrator privileges on the Nessus host.

References

https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2021-07

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-06-29

Updated: 2021-07-02

Type: CWE-269

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: 6.7

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

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 0.8

Severity: MEDIUM

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:tenable:nessus:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 8.13.2 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

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IDNameProductFamilySeverity
149280Tenable Nessus 8.x.x < 8.14.0 Privilege Escalation (TNS-2021-07)NessusMisc.
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