Jira Server-Aspect vulnerability exposes consumer information on cloud-based internet hosting

Safety agency Palo Alto Networks Inc. has uncovered a critical Server-Aspect vulnerability in Atlassian Corp. PLC’s Jira challenge monitoring product that exposes information saved utilizing the product.

The Server-Aspect Request Forgery vulnerability entails an internet utility redirecting an attacker’s request to the inner community or localhost behind a set firewall.

Posing a explicit menace to cloud providers due to the usage of the metadata utility programming interfaces, the vulnerability permits functions to entry the underlying cloud infrastructure’s info resembling configurations, logs and credentials. Though metadata API is usually accessible solely regionally, the vulnerability opens the door to the web and in addition bypasses utility container sandbox safety.

The safety researchers, utilizing Palo Alto Networks’ in-house scanning instruments, based greater than 7,000 Jira situations uncovered to the web in public clouds, with 45% weak to the actual vulnerability and 56% of the three,152 weak hosts leaking cloud infrastructure metadata.

Digital Ocean clients have been mentioned to have the best fee (93%) of information leaks, adopted by clients of Google Cloud (80%), Alibaba (71%), Amazon Net Providers (68%) and Hetzner (21%). There have been zero information leaks from Microsoft Azure as a result of it blocks metadata API SSRF requests by default.

The same vulnerability is claimed to have been used within the hack of Capital One Monetary Corp. in July that resulted within the theft of greater than 100 million buyer data.

“SSRF opens the door for inner community reconnaissance, lateral motion and even distant code execution,” the safety researchers mentioned. “Delicate information resembling credentials and community structure could also be leaked, and inner providers resembling database and storage could possibly be uncovered. Within the worst case, your entire cloud infrastructure could possibly be compromised.”

The problem in the end comes right down to an absence of correct enter sanitization by builders. The safety researchers suggest that builders ought to strictly validate the format and sample of the consumer enter earlier than passing it to the appliance logic. There are additionally suggestions for system directors together with area white-listing, implementation of zero-trust networking rules, use of a Net Software Firewall and in the end probably the most logical suggestion of all of them: patching and updating functions continuously.

Picture: Atlassian

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