Tenable Nessus < 10.7.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (TNS-2024-01)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 190097


An instance of Nessus installed on the remote system is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version, the Tenable Nessus application running on the remote host is prior to 10.7.0. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the TNS-2024-01 advisory.

- A stored XSS vulnerability exists where an authenticated, remote attacker with administrator privileges on the Nessus application could alter Nessus proxy settings, which could lead to the execution of remote arbitrary scripts. (CVE-2024-0955)

- A SQL injection vulnerability exists where an authenticated, low-privileged remote attacker could potentially alter scan DB content. (CVE-2024-0971)

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


Upgrade to Tenable Nessus 10.7.0 or later.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 190097

File Name: nessus_TNS-2024-01.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 2/7/2024

Updated: 2/27/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

CVSS Score Rationale: Score based on an in-depth analysis by tenable.


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: manual


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:tenable:nessus

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Tenable Nessus

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/6/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/6/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-0955, CVE-2024-0971

IAVA: 2024-A-0072