Atlassian JIRA 500page.jsp Referer XSS

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Synopsis :

The remote web server hosts a web application that is affected by a
cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability.

Description :

The Atlassian JIRA installation hosted on the remote web server is
affected by a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the
500page.jsp file due to an HTTP 'referer' field not being properly
sanitized before being displayed in the page. A remote attacker can
exploit this, by tricking a user into making a specially crafted
request, to execute arbitrary script code.

This version of JIRA is also affected by additional vulnerabilities
(cross-site scripting and privilege escalation)
however, Nessus has
not tested for these issues.

See also :

https://blogs.apache.org/infra/entry/apache_org_04_09_2010
http://www.nessus.org/u?c2faf685

Solution :

Apply the relevant patch referenced in the JIRA security advisory.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 45578 (jira_500page_referer_xss.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 39485

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1164