NoviSurvey Insecure Deserialization Vulnerability (CVE-2023-29492)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 176211


The remote web application is affected by an insecure deserialization vulnerability.


The version of NoviSurvey installed on the remote host is before 8.9.43676. It is therefore vulnerable to a insecure deserialization vulnerability that can allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on the server in the context of the service account. This does not provide access to stored survey or response data.

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


Upgrade to NoviSurvey 8.9.43676 or greater

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 176211

File Name: novisurvey_cve-2023-29492.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 5/22/2023

Updated: 5/23/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-29492


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:novisurvey:novi_survey

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Novi Survey

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/10/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/10/2023

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 5/4/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-29492