ManageEngine AssentExplorer < 6.8 Unauthenticated Stored XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 148430


The remote web server hosts an application that is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


A stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists in the XML processing logic of asset discovery. By sending a crafted HTTP POST request to /discoveryServlet/WsDiscoveryServlet, a remote, unauthenticated attacker can create an asset containing malicious JavaScript. When an administrator views this asset, the JavaScript will execute. This can be exploited to perform authenticated application actions on behalf of the administrator user.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to ManageEngine AssetExplorer version 6.8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 148430

File Name: manageengine_assetexplorer_6800_xss.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 4/12/2021

Updated: 3/18/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-20080


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:zoho:manageengine_assetexplorer

Required KB Items: installed_sw/ManageEngine AssetExplorer

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/7/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/7/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-20080