Tenable Nessus <= 10.4.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (TNS-2023-09)

high Nessus Plugin ID 172124


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 10.4.2 or earlier. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities in OpenSSL prior to version 3.0.8, spin.js prior to version 2.3.2, and datatables.net prior to version 1.13.2:

- An attacker that had observed a genuine connection between a client and a server could use the flaw to send trial messages to the server and record the time taken to process them. After a sufficiently large number of messages the attacker could recover the pre-master secret used for the original connection. (CVE-2022-4304)

- The function PEM_read_bio_ex() reads a PEM file from a BIO and parses and decodes any header data and the payload data. Under certain conditions, a double free will occur. This will most likely lead to a crash. (CVE-2022-4450)

- The public API function BIO_new_NDEF is a helper function used for streaming ASN.1 data via a BIO. Under certain conditions, the BIO chain is not properly cleaned up and the BIO passed by the caller still retains internal pointers to the previously freed filter BIO. This will most likely result in a crash. (CVE-2023-0215)

- An invalid pointer dereference on read can be triggered when an application tries to load malformed PKCS7 data. The result of the dereference is an application crash which could lead to a denial of service attack. (CVE-2023-0216)

- An invalid pointer dereference on read can be triggered when an application tries to check a malformed DSA public key by the EVP_PKEY_public_check() function. This will most likely lead to an application crash. (CVE-2023-0217)

- A NULL pointer can be dereferenced when signatures are being verified on PKCS7 signed or signedAndEnveloped data. In case the hash algorithm used for the signature is known to the OpenSSL library but the implementation of the hash algorithm is not available the digest initialization will fail. (CVE-2023-0401)

- A read buffer overrun can be triggered in X.509 certificate verification, specifically in name constraint checking, which might result in a crash which could lead to a denial of service attack. (CVE-2022-4203)

- All versions of package datatables.net are vulnerable to Prototype Pollution due to an incomplete fix for https:/snyk.io/vuln/SNYK-JS-DATATABLESNET-598806. (CVE-2020-28458)

- With the package datatables.net before 1.11.3 if an array is passed to the HTML escape entities function it would not have its contents escaped. (CVE-2021-23445)

- jQuery before 3.4.0, as used in Drupal, Backdrop CMS, and other products, mishandles jQuery.extend(true, {}, ...) because of Object.prototype pollution. If an unsanitized source object contained an enumerable __proto__ property, it could extend the native Object.prototype. (CVE-2019-11358)

- In jQuery versions greater than or equal to 1.0.3 and before 3.5.0, passing HTML containing <option> elements from untrusted sources, even after sanitizing it, to one of jQuery DOM manipulation methods may execute untrusted code. (CVE-2020-11023)

- jquery prior to 1.9.0 allows Cross-site Scripting attacks via the load method that fails to recognize and remove <script> HTML tags that contain a whitespace character and trigger execution of the enclosed script logic. (CVE-2020-7656)


Upgrade to Tenable Nessus version 10.5.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 172124

File Name: nessus_TNS-2023-09.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 3/6/2023

Updated: 9/21/2023

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-28458


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

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: 3/2/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/2/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11358, CVE-2020-11023, CVE-2020-28458, CVE-2020-7656, CVE-2021-23445, CVE-2022-4203, CVE-2022-4304, CVE-2022-4450, CVE-2023-0215, CVE-2023-0216, CVE-2023-0217, CVE-2023-0401