Tenable Nessus 6.x < 6.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 92465

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VPR Score: 6.7


An application running on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the Tenable Nessus application running on the remote host is 6.x prior to 6.8. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A buffer overflow condition exists in the Expat XML parser due to improper validation of user-supplied input when handling malformed input documents. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0718)

- A stored cross-site (XSS) scripting vulnerability exists that can be exploited by an authenticated, remote attacker that has user-level access to the Nessus user interface. (CVE-2016-1000028)

- Multiple stored cross-site (XSS) scripting vulnerabilities exist that can be exploited by an authenticated, remote attacker that has administrative-level access to the Nessus user interface. These issues would only affect other users with administrative access. (CVE-2016-1000029)


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92465

File Name: nessus_tns_2016_11.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2016/07/20

Updated: 2019/11/14

Dependencies: 10147

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0718

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:tenable:nessus, cpe:/a:libexpat:expat

Required KB Items: installed_sw/nessus

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0718, CVE-2016-1000028, CVE-2016-1000029

BID: 90729