Flexera InstallShield < 2023 R2 DoS (CVE-2023-29081)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 193575


The remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The Flexera InstallShield application installed on the remote host is missing a vendor-supplied hotfix. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability. A vulnerability has been reported in Suite Setups built with versions prior to InstallShield 2023 R2. This vulnerability may allow locally authenticated users to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) condition when handling move operations on local, temporary folders.

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


Update to version 2023 R2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 193575

File Name: flexera_installshield_cve-2023-29081.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 4/19/2024

Updated: 4/22/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-29081


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:flexerasoftware:installshield

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Flexera InstallShield

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/1/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/26/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-29081

IAVB: 2024-B-0040