Zero-day vulnerability in JIRA

Improper access control

The XSS vulnerability CVE-2010-1164 was used along with privileges escalation vulnerability CVE-2010-1165 to compromise JIRA instances. services were taken down due to these vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2010041601 - Multiple XSS vulnerabilities in JIRA

Vulnerable component: JIRA

CVE-ID: CVE-2010-1165

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


The vulnerability allows a remote authenticated JIRA administrator to escalate his privileges.

The vulnerability exists due to an error, which allows a remote authenticated JIRA administrator to set the attachment path to a location within the JIRA web application directory and upload malicious code that can execute in the context of the user running the application server in which JIRA is deployed.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to modify JIRA's files and capture user credentials.