Tenable Nessus < 8.0.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (TNS-2018-14)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 118398
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VPR Score: 3.6


Tenable Nessus running on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version, the Tenable Nessus application running on the remote host is prior to 8.0.0. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- Tenable Nessus contains a flaw in the bundled third-party component OpenSSL library's key handling during a TLS handshake that causes a denial of service vulnerability due to key handling during a TLS handshake. (CVE-2018-0732)

- Tenable Nessus contains a flaw in the bundled third-party component OpenSSL library's RSA Key generation algorithm that allows a cache timing side channel attack to recover the private key. (CVE-2018-0737)


Upgrade to Tenable Nessus version 8.0.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118398

File Name: nessus_tns_2018_14.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 10/26/2018

Updated: 11/1/2019

Dependencies: nessus_detect.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-0737

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:tenable:nessus

Required KB Items: installed_sw/nessus

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/23/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/23/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0732, CVE-2018-0737