Atlassian Confluence < 6.13.18 / 6.14 < 7.4.6 / 7.5 < 7.8.3 Arbitrary File Read (CONFSERVER-60469)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 146869
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VPR Score: 2.2


A web application running on the remote host is affected by an arbitrary file read vulnerability


According to its self-reported version number, the Atlassian Confluence application running on the remote host is prior to 6.13.18, 6.14.x prior to 7.4.6 or 7.5.x prior to 7.8.3. It is, therefore, affected by an arbitrary file read vulnerability in its ConfluenceResourceDownloadRewriteRule class due to an incorrect path access check. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to read arbitrary files within WEB-INF and META-INF.

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 Confluence version 6.13.18, 7.4.6, 7.8.3, 7.9.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 146869

File Name: confluence_confserver-60469.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2/26/2021

Updated: 3/1/2021

Dependencies: confluence_detect.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 2.2

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-29448

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:atlassian:confluence

Required KB Items: installed_sw/confluence

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/25/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/10/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-29448

IAVA: 2021-A-0105