Splunk Enterprise < 8.1.0 Information Disclosure

medium Nessus Plugin ID 163932


An application running on a remote web server host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability


According to its self-reported version number, the version of Splunk running on the remote web server is Splunk Enterprise prior to 8.1. It is, therefore, be affected by an information disclosure vulnerability where, when handling a mismatched authentication cookie, the application leaks the internal error message in the response which contains the Splunk Enterprise local system path.

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


Upgrade Splunk Enterprise to version 8.1.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 163932

File Name: splunk_810.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 8/9/2022

Updated: 8/31/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-26070


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:splunk:splunk

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Splunk

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/20/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/3/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-26070

IAVA: 2022-A-0219-S