XSS to Root in Apache Jira Incident

In this blog post we explain how malicious hackers hacked into the Apache Foundation web servers and gained root access. They started by exploiting a cross-site scripting vulnerability in a web application called Jira. We scanned Jira with Netsparker and detected all of the vulnerabilities the malicious hackers exploited and more. This incident should serve as an example to all corporations to use Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner to identify and close down web application vulnerabilities.