Tenable Nessus < 10.7.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities (TNS-2024-08)

high Nessus Plugin ID 197301


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 10.7.3. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the TNS-2024-08 advisory.

- Two separate vulnerabilities were discovered, reported and fixed:When installing Nessus to a directory outside of the default location on a Windows host, Nessus versions prior to 10.7.3 did not enforce secure permissions for sub-directories. This could allow for local privilege escalation if users had not secured the directories in the non-default installation location. - CVE-2024-3289A race condition vulnerability exists where an authenticated, local attacker on a Windows Nessus host could modify installation parameters at installation time, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code on the Nessus host. - CVE-2024-3290 Tenable has released Nessus 10.7.3 to address these issues. The installation files can be obtained from the Tenable Downloads Portal (https://www.tenable.com/downloads/nessus). (CVE-2024-3289, CVE-2024-3290)

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 10.7.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 197301

File Name: nessus_TNS-2024-08.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Agent: windows

Family: Misc.

Published: 5/17/2024

Updated: 6/13/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-3290


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.2

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/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: 5/15/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/15/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-3289, CVE-2024-3290

IAVA: 2024-A-0295