Tenable SecurityCenter 5.9.x to 5.12.x SimpleSAMLPHP Privilege Escalation (TNS-2020-01)

high Nessus Plugin ID 147896
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An application installed on the remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version, the Tenable SecurityCenter application installed on the remote host is 5.9.x, 5.10.x, 5.11.x or 5.12.x. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to incorrect validation of cryptographic signatures in XML messages in the SimpleSAMLPHP third-party component. An authenticated attacker can exploit this to impersonate others or elevate privileges by creating a crafted XML message.

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.


Upgrade to Tenable SecurityCenter version 5.13.0 or later or apply a stand-alone patch to address these issues provided by Tenable.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 147896

File Name: securitycenter_5_13_0_tns_2020_01.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 3/19/2021

Updated: 3/22/2021

Dependencies: securitycenter_installed.nbin, securitycenter_detect.nbin

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-3465


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/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:securitycenter

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, Host/SecurityCenter/Version, installed_sw/SecurityCenter

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/7/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/7/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-3465