Atlassian Jira < 7.13.14 / 8.5.x < 8.5.5 / 8.8.x < 8.8.2 / 8.9.0 < 8.9.1 MitM (JRASERVER-71198)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 138329


The remote web server hosts a web application that is affected by a man-in-the-middle vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Atlassian Jira hosted on the remote web server is prior to 7.13.14, or version 8.5.x prior to 8.5.5, 8.8.x prior to 8.8.2, or 8.9.x prior to 8.9.1. It is, therefore, affected by a man-in-the-middle (MitM) vulnerability in the email client of Jira Server and Data Center. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this in order to access outgoing emails between a Jira instance and the SMTP server.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Atlassian Jira version 7.13.16, 8.5.7, 8.8.2, 8.9.1, 8.10.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 138329

File Name: jira_8_10_0_jraserver-71198.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2020/07/09

Updated: 2020/07/28

Dependencies: 131193, 131566, 45577

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-14168

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/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: 2020/06/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/06/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-14168

IAVA: 2020-A-0284