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[R1] Nessus 7.1.1 Fixes Multiple Third-party Vulnerabilities



Nessus leverages third-party software to help provide underlying functionality. Some of the third-party components were found to contain vulnerabilities, and updated versions have been made available by the providers. Out of caution and in line with good practice, Tenable opted to upgrade the bundled third-party components to address the potential impact of these issues.

Nessus 7.1.1 updates the following components:

expat has been updated from 2.2.1 to 2.2.5 - CVE-2017-11742, CVE-2017-9233, CVE-2016-9063, CVE-2016-0718, CVE-2016-5300, CVE-2012-0876, CVE-2016-4472, CVE-2012-6702

libjpeg has been updated from 8d to 9c - CVE-2018-11214

libXML2 has been updated from 2.9.4 to 2.9.7 - CVE-2017-18258, CVE-2017-16932, CVE-2017-16931, CVE-2017-9050, CVE-2017-9049, CVE-2017-9048, CVE-2017-9047, CVE-2017-8872, CVE-2017-7375, CVE-2017-5969, CVE-2016-9318, CVE-2016-5131, CVE-2018-9251

libXMLSEC has been updated from 1.2.18 to 1.2.25 - CVE-2017-1000061

libXSLT has been updated from 1.1.27 to 1.1.32 - CVE-2012-6139, CVE-2015-7995, CVE-2015-9019, CVE-2016-1683, CVE-2016-1684, CVE-2017-5029

Zlib has been updated from 1.2.8 to 1.2.11 - CVE-2016-9840, CVE-2016-9841, CVE-2016-9842, CVE-2016-9843

libPCRE has been updated from 7.8 to 8.42 - CVE-2014-8964, CVE-2014-9769, CVE-2015-2327, CVE-2015-2328, CVE-2015-3217, CVE-2015-5073, CVE-2015-8380, CVE-2015-8381, CVE-2015-8382, CVE-2015-8383, CVE-2015-8384, CVE-2015-8385, CVE-2015-8386, CVE-2015-8387, CVE-2015-8388, CVE-2015-8389, CVE-2015-8390, CVE-2015-8391, CVE-2015-8392, CVE-2015-8394, CVE-2015-8395, CVE-2016-1283, CVE-2016-3191, CVE-2017-6004, CVE-2017-7186, CVE-2017-7244, CVE-2017-7245, CVE-2017-7246

Note: The CVSSv2 score used in this advisory reflects CVE-2015-8391, as it is considered the highest risk. To view information on the remaining CVE IDs mentioned above, please visit https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/search.


Tenable has released Nessus version 7.1.1 to address these third-party vulnerabilities. The installation files can be obtained from the Tenable Downloads Portal (https://www.tenable.com/downloads/nessus)

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.

If you have questions or corrections about this advisory, please email [email protected]

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