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Atlassian Jira Authenticated Upload Code Execution

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Atlassian Jira Authenticated Upload Code Execution



This module can be used to execute a payload on Atlassian Jira via the Universal Plugin Manager(UPM). The module requires valid login credentials to an account that has access to the plugin manager. The payload is uploaded as a JAR archive containing a servlet using a POST request against the UPM component. The check command will test the validity of user supplied credentials and test for access to the plugin manager.


  • Alexander Gonzalez(dubfr33)




Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/multi/http/jira_plugin_upload
msf exploit(jira_plugin_upload) > show targets
msf exploit(jira_plugin_upload) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(jira_plugin_upload) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(jira_plugin_upload) > exploit

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