Tenable Nessus Agent 10.x < 10.2.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (TNS-2022-22)

high Nessus Plugin ID 166960


An instance of Nessus Agent installed on the remote system is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version, the Tenable Nessus agent running on the remote host is 10.x prior to 10.2.1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- A buffer overrun can be triggered in X.509 certificate verification, specifically in name constraint checking.
(CVE-2022-3786, CVE-2022-3602)

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 Agent 10.2.1 or later.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 166960

File Name: tenable_nessus_agent_TNS-2022-22.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 11/4/2022

Updated: 3/22/2023

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.1


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-3786


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:N/I:N/A:H

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:tenable:nessus_agent

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Tenable Nessus Agent

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/2/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/2/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-3602, CVE-2022-3786

IAVA: 2022-A-0452-S