Tenable Nessus 10.x < 10.4.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (TNS-2022-21)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 166670


Tenable Nessus running on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version, the Tenable Nessus application running on the remote host is 10.x prior to 10.4.0. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, including:

- An authenticated attacker could utilize the identical agent and cluster node linking keys to potentially allow for a scenario where unauthorized disclosure of agent logs and data is present. (CVE-2022-3499)
- An authenticated attacker could modify the client-side behavior to bypass the protection mechanisms resulting in potentially unexpected interactions between the client and server. (CVE-2022-3498)

- Cross-site scripting in the checkboxradio widget in JQuery UI. (CVE-2022-31160)

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


Upgrade to Tenable Nessus version 10.4.0 or later.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 166670

File Name: nessus_TNS-2022-21.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 10/28/2022

Updated: 10/6/2023

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-41184


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-3499

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:tenable:nessus

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Tenable Nessus

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/27/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/27/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10744, CVE-2021-41182, CVE-2021-41183, CVE-2021-41184, CVE-2022-31160, CVE-2022-3498, CVE-2022-3499