Recently, NSFOCUS CERT found that Atlassian officially fixed a Jira Service Management Server and Data Center authentication bypass vulnerability (CVE-2023-22501). When write access to user directories and outgoing emails is enabled on a Jira Service Management instance, an unauthenticated remote attacker can gain access to Jira Service Management by impersonating users who have never logged in to their accounts by obtaining registration credentials Instance access rights. Affected users are requested to take protective measures as soon as possible.
Scope of Impact
- Jira Service Management Server and Data Center 5.3.0
- Jira Service Management Server and Data Center 5.3.1
- Jira Service Management Server and Data Center 5.3.2
- Jira Service Management Server and Data Center 5.4.0
- Jira Service Management Server and Data Center 5.4.1
- Jira Service Management Server and Data Center 5.5.0
- Jira Service Management Server and Data Center >= 5.3.3
- Jira Service Management Server and Data Center >= 5.4.2
- Jira Service Management Server and Data Center >= 5.5.1
- Jira Service Management Server and Data Center >= 5.6.0
Note: If the user’s Jira site is accessed through the atlassian.net domain and the site is hosted by Atlassian, it will not be affected by this vulnerability.
At present, the official has fixed the vulnerability in the latest version. Please upgrade the version as soon as possible. The official download link is as follows:
If the relevant users cannot perform the upgrade operation temporarily, they can manually upgrade to a specific version of the servicedesk-variable-substitution-plugin JAR file as a temporary solution. The specific steps are as follows:
1. Refer to the table below to download the corresponding version of the JAR file.
2. Stop the Jira service
3. Copy the JAR file to the Jira home directory:
4. Start the Jira service
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