VDB-90194 · CVE-2016-1000028 · BID 90729

Tenable Nessus up to 6.7.0 Stored cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in Tenable Nessus (Security Testing Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability (Stored). Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-80. The product receives input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special characters such as "<", ">", and "&" that could be interpreted as web-scripting elements when they are sent to a downstream component that processes web pages. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 07/19/2016 as TNS-2016-11 / 138680 / 5198 as confirmed security advisory (Website). The advisory is available at tenable.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2016-1000028 since 07/19/2016. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. Required for exploitation is a simple authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1059.007 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 92465 (Tenable Nessus 6.x < 6.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses and running in the context r.

Upgrading to version 6.8 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at support.tenable.com. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (92465).







CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.8
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Name: Stored
Class: Cross site scripting / Stored
CWE: CWE-80 / CWE-74 / CWE-707

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 92465
Nessus Name: Tenable Nessus 6.x < 6.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Nessus 6.8


07/19/2016 🔍
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07/22/2016 +2 days 🔍
09/09/2022 +2240 days 🔍


Advisory: TNS-2016-11 / 138680 / 5198
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2016-1000028 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1036414
SecurityFocus: 90729

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20091204


Created: 07/22/2016 07:55 PM
Updated: 09/09/2022 08:23 AM
Changes: 07/22/2016 07:55 PM (43), 03/07/2019 07:33 AM (13), 09/09/2022 08:19 AM (2), 09/09/2022 08:23 AM (18)
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