Atlassian JIRA < 5.0.1 XML Parsing DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 59329


The remote web server hosts a web application that is potentially affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the version of Atlassian JIRA hosted on the remote web server is prior to 5.0.1. It is, therefore, potentially affected by an XML parsing flaw due to improper restrictions on the capabilities of third-party parsers. A remote, authenticated attacker can exploit this to perform a denial of service attack against JIRA.

The Tempo and Gliffy plugins for JIRA are also affected by this vulnerability; however, Nessus did not confirm that these plugins are installed. If you are using these plugins with any version of JIRA, you should upgrade or disable them.

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


Upgrade to JIRA 5.0.1 or later, and upgrade or disable the Tempo and Gliffy plugins.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59329

File Name: jira_5_0_1.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 6/1/2012

Updated: 6/5/2024

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode, Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-2928

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:atlassian:jira

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, installed_sw/Atlassian JIRA

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/17/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/17/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2926, CVE-2012-2927, CVE-2012-2928

BID: 53595