Tenable Nessus Agent < 10.6.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities (TNS-2024-09)

high Nessus Plugin ID 197302


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


According to its self-reported version, the Tenable Nessus Agent running on the remote host is prior to 10.6.4. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the TNS-2024-09 advisory.

- Two separate vulnerabilities were discovered, reported and fixed:When installing Nessus Agent to a directory outside of the default location on a Windows host, Nessus Agent versions prior to 10.6.4 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-2024-3291A race condition vulnerability exists where an authenticated, local attacker on a Windows Nessus Agent host could modify installation parameters at installation time, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code on the Nessus host. - CVE-2024-3292 Tenable has released Nessus Agent 10.6.4 to address these issues. The installation files can be obtained from the Tenable Downloads Portal (https://www.tenable.com/downloads/nessus-agents). (CVE-2024-3291, CVE-2024-3292)

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 Agent 10.6.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 197302

File Name: tenable_nessus_agent_TNS-2024-09.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 5/17/2024

Updated: 7/5/2024

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-2024-3292


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_agent

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Tenable Nessus Agent

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/16/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/16/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-3291, CVE-2024-3292

IAVA: 2024-A-0295