Atlassian Confluence configuration files read

Febna V M
Published on
10 Jan 2022


Atlassian Confluence is a team workspace where knowledge and Collaboration meet. It gives your team a place to create, capture, and collaborate on any idea or project.

Atlassian Confluence until versions 5.8.17 is vulnerable to Insecure Direct Object. It allows authenticated users to read configuration files remotely via the decoratorName parameter to spaces/viewdefaultdecorator.action or admin/viewdefaultdecorator.action


  • Don’t run Atlassian run Confluence as root/Administrator

  • Block all URLs that match the pattern using proxy

  • Update Atlassian Confluence the latest version

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Febna V M
Febna V M
Cyber Security Engineer
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