Remote code execution in Atlassian Jira Server

Published: 2019-07-22 | Updated: 2019-07-22
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-11581
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software JIRA Subscribe
Vendor Atlassian

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Template injection

Severity: High

CVSSv3: 7.1 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-11581

CWE-ID: CWE-94 - Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in the ContactAdministrators and the SendBulkMail actions if Contact Administrators Form is enabled. A remote non-authenticated attacker can send a specially crafted email message to the affected server and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system but requires that SMTP server is configured and either Contact Administrators Form is enabled.


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Vulnerable software versions

JIRA: 7.6.0, 7.6.1, 7.6.2, 7.6.3, 7.6.4, 7.6.6, 7.6.7, 7.6.8, 7.6.9, 7.6.10, 7.6.11, 7.6.12, 7.6.13, 7.13.0, 7.13.1, 7.13.2, 7.13.3, 7.13.4, 8.0.0, 8.0.0-m0025, 8.0.0-m0030, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1.0, 8.1.1, 8.2.0, 8.2.1, 8.2.2

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.