Tenable Nessus Agent 6.10.x < 6.10.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (TNS-2017-10)

high Nessus Plugin ID 100573

Synopsis

The version of Nessus Agent installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of Nessus Agent installed on the remote host is 6.10.x prior to 6.10.5. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the agent mode functionality due to insecure permissions. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted sequence of events, to prevent the agent from conducting scans. (CVE-2017-7849)

- A local privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the agent mode functionality due to insecure permissions. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted sequence of events, to gain elevated privileges.
(CVE-2017-7850)

Solution

Upgrade to Tenable Nessus Agent version 6.10.5 or later.

See Also

https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2017-10

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100573

File Name: tenable_nessus_agent_tns_2017_10.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 6/1/2017

Updated: 4/11/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-7849

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:tenable:nessus, cpe:/a:tenable:nessus_agent

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Tenable Nessus Agent

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/11/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/11/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7849, CVE-2017-7850

BID: 97951, 97952