Qlik Sense Enterprise Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 186699


A data analytics server installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Qlik Sense Enterprise installed on the remote Windows host is prior August 2022 Patch 14, November 2022 prior to Patch 11, February 2023 prior to Patch 8 or May 2023 prior to Patch 4. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

- 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 backend server hosting the repository application. (CVE-2023-41265)

- A path traversal vulnerability due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can generate an anonymous session which allows them to perform HTTP requests to unauthorized endpoints. (CVE-2023-41266)

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: 186699

File Name: qlik_sense_enterprise_aug_2023.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 12/8/2023

Updated: 1/23/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2


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-2023-41265


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.9

Temporal Score: 9.2

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:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:qlik:qlik_sense

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/29/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/29/2023

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 12/28/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-41265, CVE-2023-41266

IAVA: 2023-A-0665