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AUSCERT Security Bulletin
[R1] Nessus 6.10.4 Fixes One Vulnerability
24 March 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Tenable Nessus
Operating System: Windows
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Administrator Compromise -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2017-7199
Member content until: Saturday, April 22 2017
A vulnerability has been identified in Tenable Nessus prior to
The vendor has provided the following details regarding the
"Nessus was found to be vulnerable to a local privilege escalation
issue due to insecure permissions when running in Agent Mode. This
may allow an attacker to gain administrative privileges on the
system hosting Nessus.
CVE ID: CVE-2017-7199
VulnDB ID: 154114
Tenable Advisory ID: TNS-2017-08
Credit: Egil Aspevik [NTT Security]
Risk Factor: High
CVSSv2 Base / Temporal Score: 7.2 / 6.0
CVSSv2 Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C/E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)"
The vendor has provided the following advice regarding the
"Tenable has released Nessus version 6.10.4 that corresponds to the
supported operating systems and architectures. To update your Nessus
installation, follow these steps:
Download the appropriate installation file to the system hosting
Nessus Professional or Nessus Manager, available at the Tenable
Stop the Nessus service.
Install according to your operating system procedures.
Restart the Nessus service."
 [R1] Nessus 6.10.4 Fixes One Vulnerability
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