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View Vulnerability Details for an Individual Scan

Required User Role: Basic, Scan Operator, Standard, Scan Manager, or Administrator

Required Scan Permissions: Can View

To view vulnerability details for an individual scan:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. In the scans table, click the name of the scan for which you want to view scan results.

    The scan results page appears. The active tab on this page depends on the status of the scan.

  3. Click the Vulnerabilities tab.

    The Vulnerability Details page appears.

    Vulnerabilities section

On this page you can view:

  • Current Vulnerabilities widgets, which display the number of vulnerabilities identified the last time the scan completed, organized by severity level. Click on a box to view the specific vulnerabilities.
  • The Vulnerabilities section, which includes the following charts:
    ChartDescription
    Exploit AvailableThe Exploit Available chart displays the number of publicly available exploits target vulnerabilities detected on your assets.
    Published Over 30 Days AgoThe Published Over 30 Days Ago chart displays the number of vulnerabilities detected on your assets that were published over 30 days ago.
    Discovered Using CredentialsThe Discovered Using Credentials chart displays the number of vulnerabilities detected on your assets that were discovered using system credentials.
    Published Solutions AvailableThe Published Solutions Available chart displays the number of vulnerabilities detected on your assets that have remediation instructions available.
  • A table of vulnerabilities detected during the scan. Each row represents a specific vulnerability, and includes the severity level, the Name, the Family, and the Count, or number of times the vulnerability was identified. The table is organized first by the level of severity of the vulnerability, and then in order of the number of times a vulnerability was detected. Click an individual row to view vulnerability information.

View Vulnerability Information

To view vulnerability information:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. In the scans table, click the name of the scan for which you want to view scan results.

    The scan results page appears. The active tab on this page depends on the status of the scan.

  3. Click the Vulnerabilities tab.
  4. Click the row of the vulnerability for which you wish to view more information.

    The Vulnerability Information page appears.

  5. On this page, you can view:
    • A Description of the vulnerability
    • Plugin Details (including Severity, ID, Type, and Family)
    • Discovery details (including First Seen, Last Seen, and Age)
    • Risk Information (including Risk Factor, Base Score, and Vector)
    • A Solution for the vulnerability
    • URLs to the locations at which the vulnerabilities were found

      If the vulnerability is a result of a Web Application Scan (WAS) and your browser is Google Chrome, the View in App button appears.

      If you have the WAS Chrome Extension installed, Tenable.io opens the location at which the vulnerability was found and highlights the vulnerability on the page. If you do not have the WAS Chrome extension installed, Tenable.io opens the Google Chrome Store. For more infomation, see the WAS Chrome Extension documentation.

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