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CVE-2022-28291 Detail

Description

Insufficiently Protected Credentials: An authenticated user with debug privileges can retrieve stored Nessus policy credentials from the “nessusd” process in cleartext via process dumping. The affected products are all versions of Nessus Essentials and Professional. The vulnerability allows an attacker to access credentials stored in Nessus scanners, potentially compromising its customers’ network of assets.


Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  6.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://cybersecurityworks.com/blog/zero-days/csw-expert-discovers-a-zero-day-vulnerability-in-tenables-nessus-scanner.html Exploit  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-522 Insufficiently Protected Credentials cwe source acceptance level NIST   Reference acceptance level Cyber Security Works Pvt. Ltd.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2022-28291
NVD Published Date:
10/17/2022
NVD Last Modified:
10/19/2022
Source:
Cyber Security Works Pvt. Ltd.