Atlassian JIRA 4.2.x < 4.4 / 4.3.x < 4.4 Multiple XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 85217


The remote web server hosts a web application that is potentially affected by multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the version of Atlassian JIRA hosted on the remote web server is 4.2.x or 4.3.x prior to version 4.4. It is, therefore, potentially affected by multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, which can allow attackers to gain access to cookie-based credentials or embed their own JavaScript into a JIRA web page.

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


Upgrade to Atlassian JIRA 4.4 or later. Alternatively, refer to the vendor for patch options.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85217

File Name: jira_4_4.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Published: 8/4/2015

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode, Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:atlassian:jira

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/27/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/27/2011

Reference Information

BID: 49790