Stealthy Backdoor “Effluence” Attacks Atlassian Confluence Data Center
• A recent discovery by cyber-security researchers unveils a sneaky backdoor named Effluence that hits upon exploiting a security defect in Atlassian Confluence Data Center and Server.
• Effluence serves as a permanent backdoor and remains unaffected even when patches are applied to Confluence as indicated by Aon’s Stroz Friedberg Incident Response Services.
Finding Effluence: The Uninvited Guest
In a revelation that may not have tickled any funny bone, cybersecurity researchers have stumbled upon a stealthy bug known as “Effluence”, \*insert dad joke\* not to be confused with “influence”. Rather than persuading us, it’s got a knack for sneaking into the Atlassian Confluence Data Center and Server.
Effluence: The Unaffected Persistent Bug
In a rather discomforting revelation, it’s been found that Effluence acts as a permanent un-shooable bug, or in more technical terms, a persistent backdoor. Patches you say? Well, they might be effective in resilience against a teenage door-slamming habit, but they’re about as useful as a chocolate teapot when it comes to remediation of this bug on Confluence, so says Aon’s Stroz Friedberg Incident Response Services.
A Persistent Uninvited Guest: Summing Up Effluence’s Intrusion
To summarize the techie terror tale, Effluence is a discovered backdoor that exploits a security vulnerability in Atlassian Confluence Data Center and Server, using its influence for all the wrong reasons. Infinitely peskier than a persistently shut-in teenager, this backdoor remains embedded and impervious to the application of patches designed for Confluence. It’s akin to a dad joke that refuses to lose its charm, no matter how many groans it elicits.
Remember that in the world of cyber-security, vigilance and up-to-date safeguards are the name of the game. Don’t let Effluence, with its unappealing persistence, turn your cybersecurity into a bad dad joke punchline!Original Article: https://thehackernews.com/2023/11/alert-effluence-backdoor-persists.html