Nessus Web Server XSS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 47833


A web server running on the remote host is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the Nessus web server running on the remote host is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability due to improper validation of input to a GET parameter before returning it to users. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted request, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session.


Upgrade the plugin feed using 'nessus-update-plugins', restart the web server, and verify web server version 1.2.4 or later is running. The web server version can be viewed by logging in and clicking the 'About' button.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47833

File Name: nessus_web_server_xss.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: remote

Published: 2010/07/26

Modified: 2017/02/23

Dependencies: 10147

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:tenable:nessus

Required KB Items: installed_sw/nessus

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/06/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/07/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2914

BID: 41966

Secunia: 40722

CWE: 20, 74, 79, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990