Dell EMC NetWorker RCE (DSA-2023-041)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 172033


The remote Windows host has an application installed that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of Dell EMC NetWorker installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in the NetWorker Client execution service (nsrexecd) irrespective of any auth used.

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


Upgrade to Dell EMC NetWorker or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 172033

File Name: emc_networker_DSA-2023-041.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 3/1/2023

Updated: 6/1/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-24576


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:dell:emc_networker

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/EMC NetWorker

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/3/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/3/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-24576

IAVA: 2023-A-0117-S