Splunk Universal Forwarder < 9.0 Insecure Default Configuration

high Nessus Plugin ID 164077


An application running on a remote web server host may be affected by an insecure default configuration.


In universal forwarder versions before 9.0, management services are available remotely by default. When not required, it introduces a potential exposure, but it is not a vulnerability. If exposed, we recommend each customer assess the potential severity specific to your environment. In Splunk 9.0, the universal forwarder now binds the management port to localhost preventing remote logins by default.

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


Upgrade Splunk Universal Forwarder to version 9.0, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 164077

File Name: splunk_900_cve-2022-32155.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 8/11/2022

Updated: 9/23/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-32155


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:splunk:universal_forwarder

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/14/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/14/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-32155

IAVA: 2022-A-0251-S