Splunk Enterprise 8.1.0 < 8.1.14, 8.2.0 < 8.2.11, 9.0.0 < 9.0.5 (SVD-2023-0602)

high Nessus Plugin ID 176553


An application running on a remote web server host is affected by a vulnerability


The version of Splunk installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SVD-2023-0602 advisory.

- In versions of Splunk Enterprise below 9.0.5, 8.2.11, and 8.1.14, and Splunk Cloud Platform below version 9.0.2303.100, a low-privileged user who holds a role that has the edit_user' capability assigned to it can escalate their privileges to that of the admin user by providing specially crafted web requests.

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


For Splunk Enterprise, upgrade versions to 9.0.5, 8.2.11, 8.1.14, or higher.
For Splunk Cloud Platform, Splunk is actively patching and monitoring the Splunk Cloud instances.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 176553

File Name: splunk_905_cve-2023-32707.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 6/1/2023

Updated: 10/27/2023

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.0


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-32707


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/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:splunk:splunk

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Splunk, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/1/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/1/2023

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Splunk "edit_user" Capability Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-32707

CWE: 285

IAVA: 2023-A-0273-S