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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Nessus 8.14.0 Fixes One Vulnerability
6 April 2021
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Administrator Compromise -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2021-20077
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Nessus 8.14.0 Fixes One Vulnerability
Nessus versions 8.13.2 and earlier were found to contain a privilege escalation
vulnerability which could allow a Nessus administrator user to upload a
specially crafted file that could lead to gaining administrator privileges on
the Nessus host.
Tenable has released Nessus 8.14.0 to address these issues. The installation
files can be obtained from the Tenable Downloads Portal ( https://
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-2021-20077
Tenable Advisory ID:
CVSSv2 Base / Temporal Score:
6.8 / 5.3
Nessus 8.13.2 and earlier
2021-04-05 - [R1] Initial Release
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