Qlik Sense Enterprise HTTP Tunneling RCE

critical Nessus Plugin ID 186697


A data analytics server installed on the remote Windows host is affected by an HTTP tunneling vulnerability.


The version of Qlik Sense Enterprise installed on the remote Windows host is prior to November 2021 Patch 17, February 2022 prior to Patch 15, May 2022 prior to Patch 16, August 2022 prior to Patch 14, November 2022 prior to Patch 12, February 2023 prior to Patch 10, May 2023 prior to Patch 6 or August 2023 prior to Patch 2. It is, therefore, affected by an HTTP tunneling vulnerability. Due to improper validation of HTTP headers, a remote attacker is able to elevate their privilege by tunneling HTTP requests, allowing them to execute HTTP requests on the backed server that hosts the repository applications. Note that this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2023-41265.

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


Upgrade to Qlik Sense Enterprise in accordance with the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 186697

File Name: qlik_sense_enterprise_nov_2023.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 12/8/2023

Updated: 12/11/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-48365


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.9

Temporal Score: 8.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:qlik:qlik_sense

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/Qlik Sense Enterprise

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/20/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/23/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-48365

IAVA: 2023-A-0665