Some vulnerabilities have been discovered in Nessus Vulnerability Scanner, which can be exploited by malicious people to overwrite or delete arbitrary files or compromise a vulnerable system.
The vulnerabilities are caused due to the SCANCTRL.ScanCtrlCtrl.1 (scan.dll) ActiveX control including the insecure "deleteReport()", "deleteNessusRC()", "saveNessusRC()", and "addsetConfig()" methods. These can be exploited to e.g. delete or corrupt arbitrary files on the system or load malicious script code and then save it in an arbitrary location on a user's system in the context of the currently logged-on user.
The vulnerabilities are confirmed on version 3.0.6. Prior versions may also be affected.
Do you have additional information related to this advisory?
Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this
information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Nessus Vulnerability Scanner ScanCtrl ActiveX Control Insecure Methods
No posts yet
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Secunia Customer Login
Not a customer already?
Learn more about how our market leading Vulnerability Management solutions can help you manage risk and ensure compliance.