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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Tenable Nessus Vendors:   Deraison, Renaud et al, Tenable Network Security
Tenable Nessus Input Validation Flaws Let Remote Authenticated Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036414
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036414
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1000028, CVE-2016-1000029   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 21 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.0.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1.0, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.2.0, 6.2.1, 6.3.0, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.3.4, 6.3.5, 6.3.6, 6.3.7, 6.4.0, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, 6.5.5, 6.5.6, 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.7.0
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Tenable Nessus. A remote authenticated user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The software does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote authenticated user can cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target authenticated user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the Tenable Nessus software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the Tenable Nessus software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (6.8).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2016-11

Vendor URL:  www.tenable.com/security/tns-2016-11 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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