Multiple vulnerabilities in Tenable Nessus

Published: 2018-05-16 12:01:53
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE ID CVE-2018-1147
CVE-2018-1148
CVSSv3 4.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
4.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-79
CWE-384
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software Tenable Nessus
Vulnerable software versions Tenable Nessus 7.0.3
Tenable Nessus 7.0.2
Tenable Nessus 7.0.1
Tenable Nessus 7.0.0
Vendor URL Tenable Network Security

Security Advisory

1) Cross-site scripting

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote authenticated attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The weakness exists in '.nessus' files due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data. A remote attacker can trick the victim to follow a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user's browser in context of vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.

Remediation

Update to version 7.1.0.

External links

https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2018-05

2) Session fixation attack

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote authenticated attacker to perform session fixation attacks on the target system.

The weakness exists due to insufficient session management. A remote attacker can maintain system access after a password change due to session fixation.

Remediation

Update to version 7.1.0.

External links

https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2018-05

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