CloudBees Jenkins 1.523 cross site scripting

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in CloudBees Jenkins 1.523 (Continuous Integration Software). Affected by this issue is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-79. The software does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. Impacted is integrity. CVE summarizes:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the default markup formatter in CloudBees Jenkins 1.523 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the Description field in the user configuration.

The weakness was presented 12/31/2013 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2013-5573 since 08/23/2013. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1059.007 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

A public exploit has been developed by Christian Catalano and been published before and not just after the advisory. The exploit is available at It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 13 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 72685 (Jenkins < 1.551 / 1.532.2 and Jenkins Enterprise 1.509.x / 1.532.x < 1.509.5.1 / 1.532.2.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (89872), Tenable (72685) and Exploit-DB (30408). See 72110, 72109, 72108 and 72107 for similar entries.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.1

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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: Christian Catalano
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Nessus ID: 72685
Nessus Name: Jenkins < 1.551 / 1.532.2 and Jenkins Enterprise 1.509.x / 1.532.x < 1.509.5.1 / 1.532.2.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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03/24/2015 +386 days 🔍
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Advisory: 124513
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2013-5573 (🔍)
X-Force: 89872
Vulnerability Center: 43441 - Jenkins <1.551 Remote XSS Vulnerability due to an Error in the Default Markup Formatter, Medium
SecurityFocus: 64414 - Jenkins 'Description' Feild HTML Injection Vulnerability
OSVDB: 101187

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Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 01/18/2022 11:52 AM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (61), 05/22/2017 09:13 AM (11), 01/18/2022 11:45 AM (3), 01/18/2022 11:52 AM (1)
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