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Re: Nessus Client Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability

Nessus 4.2.0 and newer versions are not affected (as there's no fat client any more). So, technically, this was patched last year.


On Oct 27, 2010, at 9:48 AM, apa-iutcert@xxxxxxx wrote:

> A vulnerability has been discovered in Nessus Client ,which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
> The vulnerability is caused due to the application loading libraries in an insecure manner.
> Libraries list called is as follows:
> ï	Wintab32.dll
> This can be exploited to load arbitrary libraries by tricking a user into e.g. opening a HTML file located on a remote WebDAV or SMB share.
> Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.
> The vulnerability is confirmed in Nessus Client version 4.0.2  for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3. Other versions may also be affected.