ManageEngine AssetExplorer < 6.9 Build 6988 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 172640


The remote web server hosts an application that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of ManageEngine AssetExplorer prior to 6.9 Build 6988 is running on the remote web server. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, including the following:

- A privilege escalation vulnerability in query reports. This vulnerability allows an attacker to gain access to restricted data in a Postgres database system by utilizing a certain PostgreSQL function in the query, allowing the validation process to be bypassed. (CVE-2023-26600)

- A Denial of Service vulnerability in image upload. This vulnerability allows an attacker to exploit the way an API method allocates memory by sending a small image file with a large size defined in the header, causing the application to crash or become unresponsive. (CVE-2023-26601)

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


Upgrade ManageEngine AssetExplorer to version 6.9 Build 6988 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 172640

File Name: manageengine_assetexplorer_6988.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 3/17/2023

Updated: 5/4/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-26600


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:zoho:manageengine_assetexplorer

Required KB Items: installed_sw/ManageEngine AssetExplorer

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/24/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/6/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-26600, CVE-2023-26601

IAVA: 2023-A-0129-S