Splunk < 5.0.4 X-FRAME-OPTIONS Clickjacking Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69284


The remote web server contains an application that is affected by a clickjacking Vulnerability.


According to its version number, the Splunk Web hosted on the remote web server is affected by a clickjacking vulnerability due to a failure to use the X-FRAME-OPTIONS header. This allows an attacker to embed elements such as links or buttons into frames on an externally hosted, attacker-controlled site, resulting in unsuspecting users performing unintended actions.

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


Upgrade to Splunk 5.0.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69284

File Name: splunk_504.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2013/08/09

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 47619, 49069

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:splunk:splunk

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Splunk

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/07/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/07/29

Reference Information

BID: 61537