Nagios XI < 5.8 Privilege Escalatioon

critical Nessus Plugin ID 150057


The remote host has a web application affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


Creation of a Temporary Directory with Insecure Permissions in Nagios XI 5.7.5 and earlier allows for Privilege Escalation via creation of symlinks, which are mishandled in

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


Upgrade to Nagios XI 5.8.0 or above.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 150057

File Name: nagiosxi_5_8.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: combined

Agent: unix

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 5/28/2021

Updated: 6/5/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-28910


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nagios:nagios_xi

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/8/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/8/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-28910

IAVB: 2024-B-0017-S