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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Nessus Network Monitor 5.13.0 Vulnerabilities
19 February 2021
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Nessus Network Monitor
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2020-11023 CVE-2020-11022
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Tenable. It is recommended that administrators
running Nessus Network Monitor check for an updated version of the
software for their operating system.
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[R1] Nessus Network Monitor 5.13.0 Fixes One Third-party Vulnerability
Nessus Network Monitor leverages third-party software to help provide
underlying functionality. One of the third-party components (jQuery) was found
to contain vulnerabilities, and updated versions have been made available by
Out of caution and in line with good practice, Tenable opted to upgrade the
bundled jQuery components to address the potential impact of these issues.
Nessus Network Monitor 5.13.0 updates jQuery to version 3.5.1 to address the
Tenable has included a fix in Nessus Network Monitor 5.13.0 to address this
issue. The installation files can be obtained from the Tenable Downloads Portal
( https://www.tenable.com/downloads/nessus-network-monitor ).
This page contains information regarding security vulnerabilities that may
impact Tenable's products. This may include issues specific to our software, or
due to the use of third-party libraries within our software. Tenable strongly
encourages users to ensure that they upgrade or apply relevant patches in a
Tenable takes product security very seriously. If you believe you have found a
vulnerability in one of our products, we ask that you please work with us to
quickly resolve it in order to protect customers. Tenable believes in
responding quickly to such reports, maintaining communication with researchers,
and providing a solution in short order.
For more details on submitting vulnerability information, please see our
Vulnerability Reporting Guidelines page.
If you have questions or corrections about this advisory, please email
CVE ID: CVE-2020-11022
Tenable Advisory ID:
CVSSv2 Base / Temporal Score:
4.3 / 3.4
NNM 5.12.1 and earlier
2021-02-17 - [R1] Initial Release
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