Atlassian JIRA < 7.13.3 / 8.x < 8.1 XSS vulnerability (JRASERVER-68855)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 132728


The remote web server hosts a web application that is potentially affected by an XSS vulnerability


According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Atlassian JIRA hosted on the remote web server is prior to 7.13.3 or 8.1.0. It is, therefore, affected by a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the applinkStartingUrl parameter due to improper validation of user-supplied input data. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this by convincing a user to click a specially crafted URL, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session.


Upgrade to Atlassian JIRA version 7.13.3 / 8.1.0 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 132728

File Name: jira_8_1_0.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Published: 1/9/2020

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.0


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-20239


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:atlassian:jira

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Atlassian JIRA

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/27/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/30/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-20239