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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Tenable Nessus Vendors:   Deraison, Renaud et al, Tenable Network Security
Tenable Nessus Agent Mode Insecure Permissions Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038124
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-7199   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 24 2017
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.6.2 - 6.10.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Tenable Nessus. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit insecure permissions to gain administrative privileges on the target system.

Systems running in Agent Mode are affected.

The vendor was notified on March 14, 2017.

Egil Aspevik (NTT Security) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (6.10.4).

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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