Ivanti Connect Secure 9.x / 22.x XSS Vulnerability

high Nessus Plugin ID 197882


A VPN solution installed on the remote host is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The Ivanti Connect Secure installed on the remote host is 9.x or 22.x. It is, therefore, affected by a CRLF vulnerability. This vulnerability allows an authenticated high-privileged user to inject malicious code on a victim’s browser, thereby leading to cross-site scripting attack.

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


See vendor advisory.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 197882

File Name: ivanti_connect_secure_CVE-2023-38551.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 5/24/2024

Updated: 5/27/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-38551


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.2

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:pulsesecure:pulse_connect_secure

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Pulse Connect Secure

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/21/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/21/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-38551

IAVA: 2024-A-0307