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computer vulnerability alert CVE-2017-11506

Nessus: Man-in-the-Middle

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can act as a Man-in-the-Middle on Nessus, in order to read or write data in the session.
Impacted products: Nessus.
Severity: 2/4.
Creation date: 09/08/2017.
Identifiers: CVE-2017-11506, TNS-2017-11, VIGILANCE-VUL-23486.

Description of the vulnerability

The Nessus product uses the TLS protocol, in order to create secure sessions.

However, the X.509 certificate and the service identity are not correctly checked.

An attacker can therefore act as a Man-in-the-Middle on Nessus, in order to read or write data in the session.
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