Tenable SecurityCenter < 5.4.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (TNS-2016-12)

high Nessus Plugin ID 92558


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


According to its self-reported version, the Tenable SecurityCenter application installed on the remote host is prior to 5.4.0. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An arbitrary code execution vulnerability exists in the bundled version of libcurl due to using an insecure path to look for specific libraries, including the current working directory, which may not be under user control.
A remote attacker can exploit this to inject and execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

- Multiple flaws exist in the bundled version of libssh due to a failure to securely generate Diffie-Hellman secret keys. A man-in-the-middle attacker can exploit these flaws to intercept and decrypt SSH sessions.
(CVE-2016-0739, CVE-2016-0787)

- An integer overflow condition exists in the bundled version of libcurl due to improper validation of user-supplied input when handling 'timeval'. An attacker can exploit this to have an unspecified impact.

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


Upgrade to Tenable SecurityCenter version 5.4.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92558

File Name: securitycenter_5_4.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: combined

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 7/26/2016

Updated: 10/9/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-4802


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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: 7/21/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/11/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0739, CVE-2016-0787, CVE-2016-4802

BID: 83186, 83389, 90997