Atlassian Jira Data Center / Jira Service Management Data Center Missing Authentication (2021-07-21)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 152137


The remote web server hosts a web application that is affected by a missing authentication vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Atlassian Jira hosted on the remote web server is affected by a missing authentication flaw in its Ehcache RMI component. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this to bypass authentication and execute arbitrary code on an affected system.

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 Data Center / Jira Service Management Data Center to version 4.5.16, 4.13.8, 4.17.0, 8.5.16, 8.13.8, 8.17.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 152137

File Name: jira_2021_07_21.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 7/29/2021

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-36239


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 5/17/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/21/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-36239

IAVA: 2021-A-0354