Tenable SecurityCenter 5.0.2 Audit File XSS (TNS-2015-12)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 89963


The application installed on the remote host is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


According to its version, the Tenable SecurityCenter application installed on the remote host is affected by a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability due to improper validation of uploaded .audit files before they are rendered on the scan results page. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted .audit file that is later viewed by an administrator, to execute arbitrary code in the user's browser session.

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


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89963

File Name: securitycenter_5_2_0_audit_xss.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: combined

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 3/16/2016

Updated: 10/9/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-8503


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.1

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:tenable:securitycenter

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/16/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/21/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8503