Atlassian JIRA 7.1.x < 7.1.7 XSS

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9739


The remote web server hosts an application that is vulnerable to stored cross-site scripting (XSS) attack vector.


The version of JIRA installed on the remote host is earlier than 7.1.7 and is affected by a flaw that allows a stored XSS attack. This flaw exists because the 'ViewWorkflowTransition.jsp' script does not validate input when handling usernames before returning it to users. This may allow an authenticated remote attacker to create a specially crafted request that would execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session within the trust relationship between their browser and the server.


Update to JIRA 7.1.x version 7.1.7 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 9739

Family: CGI

Published: 11/4/2016

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 9541

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:atlassian:jira:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 5/18/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/18/2016