Atlassian JIRA 500page.jsp Referer XSS

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Synopsis :

The remote web server contains an application that is affected by a
cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Description :

The version of JIRA running on the remote host has a cross-site
scripting vulnerability in '500page.jsp'. Specifically, the value
passed via an HTTP Referer field is not properly sanitized before
being displayed in the page.

A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into making a
specially crafted request, resulting in the execution of arbitrary
script code.

This version of JIRA likely has other vulnerabilities (cross-site
scripting and privilege escalation), but Nessus has not checked for
those 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