Atlassian JIRA 4.2.x < 5.1.1 Multiple XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 85221


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 prior to 5.1.1. It is, therefore, potentially affected by multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities that allow a remote attacker to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in a JIRA 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 5.1.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85221

File Name: jira_5_1_1_xss.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: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:atlassian:jira

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/28/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/28/2012

Reference Information

BID: 55253