Tenable Nessus 6.x < 6.9.3 Multiple Stored XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 96833


An application running on the remote host is affected by multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version, the Tenable Nessus application running on the remote host is prior to 6.9.3. It is, therefore, affected by multiple stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit these, via a specially crafted request, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session.


Upgrade to Tenable Nessus version 6.9.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96833

File Name: nessus_tns_2017_01.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: remote

Published: 1/27/2017

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 3

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-5179


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 5.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/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 Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 1/4/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/4/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5179

BID: 95307