Splunk < 5.0.6 Unspecified XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 71115


The remote web server contains an application that is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


According to its version number, the Splunk Web hosted on the remote web server is affected by an unspecified cross-site scripting vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to inject arbitrary HTML and script code into a user's browser to be executed within the security context of the affected site.

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 5.0.6 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71115

File Name: splunk_506.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Published: 11/27/2013

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:splunk:splunk

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Splunk

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 11/20/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/15/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6870

BID: 63857

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