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[R1] Nessus Network Monitor 6.3.0 Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Synopsis

Nessus Network Monitor leverages third-party software to help provide underlying functionality. Several of the third-party components (OpenSSL, curl, chosen, datatables)  were found to contain vulnerabilities, and updated versions have been made available by the providers.

Out of caution and in line with best practice, Tenable has opted to upgrade these components to address the potential impact of the issues. Nessus Network Monitor 6.3.0 updates OpenSSL to version 3.0.11, curl to version 8.4.0, chosen to version 1.8.7 and datatables to version 1.13.6.

Additionally, several other vulnerabilities were discovered, reported and fixed:

  • Under certain conditions, Nessus Network Monitor could allow a low privileged user to escalate privileges to NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM on Windows hosts. - CVE-2023-5622
  • NNM failed to properly set ACLs on its installation directory, which could allow a low privileged user to run arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges where NNM is installed to a non-standard location. - CVE-2023-5623
  • Under certain conditions, Nessus Network Monitor was found to not properly enforce input validation. This could allow an admin user to alter parameters that could potentially allow a blindSQL injection. - CVE-2023-5624

Solution

Tenable has released Nessus Network Monitor 6.3.0 to address these issues. The installation files can be obtained from the Tenable Downloads Portal (https://www.tenable.com/downloads/nessus-network-monitor).

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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Risk Information

Tenable Advisory ID: TNS-2023-34
Risk Factor: High
Credit:
Will Dormann - CVE-2023-5622 / CVE-2023-5623
CVSSv3 Base / Temporal Score:
7.1 / 6.4 (CVE-2023-5622)
7.0 / 6.3 (CVE-2023-5623)
7.2 / 6.5 (CVE-2023-5624)
6.1 / 5.3 (CVE-2018-25050)
6.1 / 5.5 (CVE-2021-23445)
5.3 / 4.6 (CVE-2023-0465)
5.3 / 4.6 (CVE-2023-0466)
5.9 / 5.2 (CVE-2023-1255)
5.3 / 4.6 (CVE-2023-2650)
5.3 / 4.6 (CVE-2023-3817)
5.3 / 4.6 (CVE-2023-3446)
7.5 / 6.7 (CVE-2023-38039)
7.8 / 6.8 (CVE-2023-4807)
CVSSv3 Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C (CVE-2023-5622)
AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C (CVE-2023-5623)
AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C (CVE-2023-5624)
AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C (CVE-2018-25050)
AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C (CVE-2021-23445)
AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C (CVE-2023-0465)
AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C (CVE-2023-0466)
AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C (CVE-2023-1255)
AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C (CVE-2023-2650)
AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C (CVE-2023-3817)
AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C (CVE-2023-3446)
AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C (CVE-2023-38039)
AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C (CVE-2023-4807)

Affected Products

NNM 6.2.3 and earlier

Disclosure Timeline

2023-08-31 - Reports received by Tenable for CVE-2023-5622 and CVE-2023-5623
2023-09-05 - Report confirmed as valid
2023-09-06 - CVE IDs requested / CVSS v3 scoring calculated
2023-10-25 - NNM 6.3.0 released

Advisory Timeline

2023-10-25 - [R1] Initial Release

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