Atlassian Confluence Server 5.10.x < 5.10.6 XSS

low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9942
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The remote Confluence server is affected by a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability.


Versions of Confluence 5.10.x prior to 5.10.6 contain a flaw that allows a stored XSS attack. This flaw exists because the '/pages/doeditattachment.action' script does not validate input attachment filenames after their initial submission, e.g. via the 'newFileName' parameter. This may allow an authenticated remote attacker to edit an attachment's filename after it has been submitted to potentially execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session within the trust relationship between their browser and the server.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 9942

Family: CGI

Published: 2/8/2017

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 9543

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.7

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/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:confluence:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 8/4/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/3/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6283