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computer vulnerability announce CVE-2018-1147

Tenable Nessus: Cross Site Scripting

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can trigger a Cross Site Scripting of Tenable Nessus, in order to run JavaScript code in the context of the web site.
Impacted products: Nessus.
Severity: 2/4.
Creation date: 16/05/2018.
Identifiers: CERTFR-2018-AVI-237, CVE-2018-1147, JVN#96954395, TNS-2018-05, VIGILANCE-VUL-26147.

Description of the vulnerability

The Tenable Nessus product offers a web service.

However, it does not filter received data before inserting them in generated HTML documents.

An attacker can therefore trigger a Cross Site Scripting of Tenable Nessus, in order to run JavaScript code in the context of the web site.
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