Ubuntu 16.04 ESM / 23.04 : Tornado vulnerability (USN-6159-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 177256


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


The remote Ubuntu 16.04 ESM / 23.04 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-6159-1 advisory.

- Open redirect vulnerability in Tornado versions 6.3.1 and earlier allows a remote unauthenticated attacker to redirect a user to an arbitrary web site and conduct a phishing attack by having user access a specially crafted URL. (CVE-2023-28370)

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


Update the affected python-tornado and / or python3-tornado packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 177256

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6159-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/13/2023

Updated: 6/13/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-28370


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:esm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:23.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-tornado, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3-tornado

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Debian/dpkg-l, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/13/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/25/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-28370

USN: 6159-1