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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20130807

Atlassian Confluence GET Parameter Cross-Site Scripting

Date Disclosed:

Date Patched:
9/10/2013 for Confluence 5.2.4 (not recommended for users), 9/19/2013 for Confluence 5.2.5 (recommended version)


Affected Software:
Atlassian Confluence 3.5.6 through 5.2.3

A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists within the Atlassain Confluence enterprise wiki page. The "Create RSS Feed" functionality does not properly sanitize user input, allowing for an attacker to send a victim a malicious link, and possibly execute JavaScript on the user's behalf. This may be used to steal cookies and other sensitive information.


Code Execution:


Cross-site Scripting
Exploitation of this vulnerability is possible via maliciously crafted URLs that contain malicious scripts. This may allow an attacker to siphon sensitive information or execute arbitrary web scripts within the context of the browser. 

Update to Confluence 5.2.5.

BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.

  • 30179 - Atlassian Confluence GET Parameter Cross-Site Scripting (20130807)


2013-08-07 - Original disclosure
2013-09-10 - Confluence 5.2.4 is released with a fix, but contains a critical bug
2013-09-19 - Confluence 5.2.5 is released with a fix and is stable

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