Atlassian Confluence < 7.19.17 / 8.0.x < 8.5.5 / 8.6.x < 8.7.2 (CONFSERVER-93516)

high Nessus Plugin ID 189240


The remote Atlassian Confluence host is missing a security update.


The version of Atlassian Confluence Server running on the remote host is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the CONFSERVER-93516 advisory.

- This High severity RCE (Remote Code Execution) vulnerability was introduced in version 7.19.0 of Confluence Data Center. This RCE (Remote Code Execution) vulnerability, with a CVSS Score of 7.2, allows an authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code which has high impact to confidentiality, high impact to integrity, high impact to availability, and requires no user interaction. Atlassian recommends that Confluence Data Center customers upgrade to latest version, if you are unable to do so, upgrade your instance to one of the specified supported fixed versions: Confluence Data Center and Server 7.19: Upgrade to a release 7.19.17, or any higher 7.19.x release Confluence Data Center and Server 8.5: Upgrade to a release 8.5.5 or any higher 8.5.x release Confluence Data Center and Server 8.7: Upgrade to a release 8.7.2 or any higher release See the release notes ([ release-notes-327.html]). You can download the latest version of Confluence Data Center from the download center ([]). This vulnerability was discovered by m1sn0w and reported via our Bug Bounty program (CVE-2023-22526)

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 7.19.17, 8.5.5, 8.7.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 189240

File Name: confluence_confserver-93516.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 1/19/2024

Updated: 2/23/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-22526


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:atlassian:confluence

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Atlassian Confluence

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/5/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/16/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-22526

IAVA: 2024-A-0025-S