VDB-54213 · CVE-2010-2914 · BID 41966

nessus Web Server plugin 1.2.4 cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in nessus Web Server plugin 1.2.4 (Web Server). It has been classified as problematic. This affects an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-79. The software does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. This is going to have an impact on integrity. The summary by CVE is:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in nessusd_www_server.nbin in the Nessus Web Server plugin 1.2.4 for Nessus allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was presented 07/30/2010 by Emmanuel Bouillon (Website). The advisory is shared at discussions.nessus.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2010-2914. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059.007 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 47833 (Nessus Web Server XSS), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses : XSS.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-26633) and Tenable (47833). See 54308 for similar entry.






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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 47833
Nessus Name: Nessus Web Server XSS
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OpenVAS ID: 100728
OpenVAS Name: Nessus Web Server Plugin Unspecified Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
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07/26/2010 🔍
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Advisory: discussions.nessus.org
Researcher: Emmanuel Bouillon
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CVE: CVE-2010-2914 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 26633 - Nessus Web Server Plugin \x3C1.2.4 Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 41966 - Nessus Web Server Plugin Unspecified Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
Secunia: 40722

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Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 09/21/2021 02:45 PM
Changes: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM (57), 03/01/2017 11:48 AM (9), 09/21/2021 02:42 PM (5), 09/21/2021 02:45 PM (1)
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