Advisory Published

CVE-2022-26138: Atlassian Questions For Confluence App Hard-coded Credentials Vulnerability

First published: Wed Jul 20 2022(Updated: )

The Atlassian Questions For Confluence app for Confluence Server and Data Center creates a Confluence user account in the confluence-users group with the username disabledsystemuser and a hardcoded password. A remote, unauthenticated attacker with knowledge of the hardcoded password could exploit this to log into Confluence and access all content accessible to users in the confluence-users group. This user account is created when installing versions 2.7.34, 2.7.35, and 3.0.2 of the app.

Credit: security@atlassian.com

Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Atlassian Questions For Confluence=2.7.34
Atlassian Questions For Confluence=2.7.35
Atlassian Questions For Confluence=3.0.2
Atlassian Confluence Data Center
Atlassian Confluence Server

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2022-26138?

    CVE-2022-26138 is a vulnerability in the Atlassian Questions For Confluence app that allows remote, unauthenticated attackers to exploit hard-coded credentials.

  • What is the severity of CVE-2022-26138?

    CVE-2022-26138 has a severity rating of 9.8 (critical).

  • Which software versions are affected by CVE-2022-26138?

    CVE-2022-26138 affects Atlassian Questions For Confluence versions 2.7.34, 2.7.35, and 3.0.2.

  • How can remote, unauthenticated attackers exploit CVE-2022-26138?

    Remote, unauthenticated attackers with knowledge of the hardcoded password can exploit CVE-2022-26138.

  • Are Atlassian Confluence Data Center and Atlassian Confluence Server affected by CVE-2022-26138?

    No, Atlassian Confluence Data Center and Atlassian Confluence Server are not affected by CVE-2022-26138.


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