Atlassian Jira 7.6.x < 8.5.4, 8.6.x < 8.7.1 Stored XSS (JRASERVER-70814)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 139796


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


According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Atlassian Jira hosted on the remote web server is version 7.6.x prior to 8.5.4 or 8.6.x prior to 8.7.1. It is, therefore, affected by a stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the REST API component. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue via the file upload feature to inject arbitrary HTML or JavaScript code in a user's browser session.

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 8.5.4, 8.7.1, 8.8.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 139796

File Name: jira_8_8_0_jraserver70814.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Published: 8/25/2020

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-14173


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: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:atlassian:jira

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Atlassian JIRA, www/port/XSS

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/10/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/10/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-14173