Nessus vulnerable to cross-site scripting


Nessus provided by Tenable Network Security, Inc. contains a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability (CWE-79) (CVE-2017-2122).
An authenticated user may store crafted contents to Nessus.

According to the developer, another stored cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2017-5179) was found and fixed in Nessus 6.9.3 as well as the issue of CVE-2017-2122.
For more information, please see the developer's advisory.

Toshitsugu Yoneyama of Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc. reported this vulnerability (CVE-2017-2122) to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V3 Severity:
Base Metrics 5.4 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Attack Vector: Network
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges Required: Low
  • User Interaction: Required
  • Scope: Changed
  • Confidentiality Impact: Low
  • Integrity Impact: Low
  • Availability Impact: None
CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 4.0 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Low
  • Authentication: Single Instance
  • Confidentiality Impact: None
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: None
Affected Products

Tenable Network Security
  • Nessus 6.8.0, 6.8.1, 6.9.0, 6.9.1, 6.9.2


An arbitrary JavaScript may be executed on the logged in user's web browser.

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Vendor Information

Tenable Network Security
CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. Cross-site Scripting(CWE-79) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2017-2122

  1. JVN : JVN#87760109
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2017-2122
Revision History

  • [2017/05/09]
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