Atlassian Patches Critical Vulnerability in Jira Data Center Products


According to Atlassian, security researcher Harrison Neal discovered that Jira Data Center — including Software Data Center and Core Data Center — and Jira Service Management Data Center software development products are affected by a critical flaw related to missing authentication for the Ehcache RMI network service.

An attacker who can connect to this service on port 40001 or 40011 can execute arbitrary code in Jira through deserialization.

“While Atlassian strongly suggests restricting access to the Ehcache ports to only Data Center instances, fixed versions of Jira will now require a shared secret in order to allow access to the Ehcache service,” Atlassian said in a security advisory.