Tenable Nessus 6.8.x and 6.9.x < 6.9.1 Stored XSS (TNS-2016-17)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 97193
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An application running on the remote host is affected by a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the Tenable Nessus application running on the remote host is 6.8.x or 6.9.x prior to 6.9.1. It is, therefore, affected by a stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability due to improper validation of user-supplied input.
An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted request, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session.


Upgrade to Tenable Nessus version 6.9.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97193

File Name: nessus_tns_2016_17.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Published: 2/15/2017

Updated: 11/13/2019

Dependencies: nessus_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-9259


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


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: 11/9/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/9/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9259