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[R3] Nessus 6.9.1 Fixes One Vulnerability



Nessus and Tenable's managed Nessus Cloud offering were found to be impacted by an authenticated stored cross-site scripting (XSS) issue reported to us by Kaustubh Padwad. Tenable thanks him for privately reporting the issue to us and giving us time to resolve the issue.

Please note that Tenable strongly recommends that Nessus be installed on a subnet that is not Internet addressable.


Tenable has released Nessus version 6.9.1 that corresponds to the supported operating systems and architectures. This version addresses the XSS issue.

To update your Nessus installation, follow these steps:

This page contains information regarding security vulnerabilities that may impact Tenable's products. This may include issues specific to our software, or due to the use of third-party libraries within our software. Tenable strongly encourages users to ensure that they upgrade or apply relevant patches in a timely manner.

Tenable takes product security very seriously. If you believe you have found a vulnerability in one of our products, we ask that you please work with us to quickly resolve it in order to protect customers. Tenable believes in responding quickly to such reports, maintaining communication with researchers, and providing a solution in short order.

For more details on submitting vulnerability information, please see our Vulnerability Reporting Guidelines page.

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