Tenable SecurityCenter 5.16.x / 5.17.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (TNS-2021-03)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 147144
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VPR Score: 6.7


An application installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version, the Tenable SecurityCenter application installed on the remote host is in the 5.16.0 - 5.17.0 version range. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities in a third-party component (OpenSSL). Updated versions have been made available by the providers. OpenSSL has been updated to version 1.1.1j.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues nor the stand-alone patch but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


See Tenable advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 147144

File Name: securitycenter_openssl_1_1_1j_tns_2021_03.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 3/5/2021

Updated: 3/9/2021

Dependencies: securitycenter_installed.nbin, securitycenter_detect.nbin

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-23840

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:tenable:securitycenter

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/2/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/2/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-23840, CVE-2021-23841