Confluence Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2023-22527) Alert

Confluence Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2023-22527) Alert

January 17, 2024 | NSFOCUS


On January 16, NSFOCUS CERT detected that Atlassian officially released a security announcement fixing the remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2023-22522) in Confluence Data Center and Confluence Server. This vulnerability is caused by template injection. Unauthenticated attackers can inject malicious requests into Confluence pages to implement remote code execution on affected targets. The CVSS score is 10.0, affected users should take protective measures as soon as possible.

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Scope of Impact

Affected version

  • Confluence Data Center and Server = 8.0.x
  • Confluence Data Center and Server = 8.1.x
  • Confluence Data Center and Server = 8.2.x
  • Confluence Data Center and Server = 8.3.x
  • Confluence Data Center and Server = 8.4.x
  • 8.5.0 <= Confluence Data Center and Server <= 8.5.3

Unaffected version

  • Confluence Data Center and Server >= 8.5.4
  • Confluence Data Center >= 8.6.2
  • Confluence Data Center >= 8.7.1


Manual detection

Users can check whether the current Confluence version is affected by this vulnerability.

Click “?” and select “About Confluence” to view the current version.


Official upgrade

At present, a security version has been officially released to fix this vulnerability. It is recommended that affected users upgrade to the latest version for protection.

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Other protective measures

If relevant users cannot perform the upgrade operation for the time being, they can be temporarily relieved by restricting access to the affected system without affecting services.


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