Nessus Web UI Scanned Content Stored XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 88965


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 in the web-based user interface (Web UI) due to improper validation of input passed from plugins before returning it 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 Nessus Web UI version 2.3.4 (#85) or later is running. The Web UI version can be viewed by logging in and clicking the 'About' button.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88965

File Name: nessus_web_ui_stored_xss.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: remote

Published: 2/25/2016

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-7280


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.1

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:tenable:nessus

Required KB Items: installed_sw/nessus

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 6/13/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/7/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7280

BID: 70274

EDB-ID: 34929