Advisory Published

CVE-2023-6062: Arbitrary File Write

First published: Mon Nov 20 2023(Updated: )

An arbitrary file write vulnerability exists where an authenticated, remote attacker with administrator privileges on the Nessus application could alter Nessus Rules variables to overwrite arbitrary files on the remote host, which could lead to a denial of service condition.


Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Tenable Nessus<10.5.7
Tenable Nessus>=10.6.0<10.6.3

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2023-6062?

    CVE-2023-6062 is an arbitrary file write vulnerability in the Nessus application.

  • How severe is CVE-2023-6062?

    CVE-2023-6062 has a severity rating of 6.8 (Medium).

  • What is the impact of CVE-2023-6062?

    CVE-2023-6062 can allow an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the remote host, potentially leading to a denial of service.

  • Which software versions are affected by CVE-2023-6062?

    Nessus versions up to 10.5.7 and versions between 10.6.0 and 10.6.3 are affected by CVE-2023-6062.

  • How can I fix CVE-2023-6062?

    To fix CVE-2023-6062, update Nessus to a version that is not affected by the vulnerability.


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