Confluence Security Advisory 2022-06-02

Last week on the 2nd of June the team at Volexity discovered and reported a critical security vulnerability in the Confluence DC and Server.

This active exploit allows for an unauthenticated user to run code remotely on a Confluence Server or DC.  This exploit affects all versions of Confluence however, about 24 hours post the announcement, Atlassian released new versions of Confluence to patch the issue.

If you're not able to upgrade just now Atlassian has suggested a temporary workaround and you can find more details on that in the Mitigation section of the report.

Confluence page tree, quick search, inline comments, and more now load 3x-4x faster

And now let's have a look at performance improvements to Jira Confluence Cloud page loads. You'll be able to see the page tree, action buttons, comments, macros, and images to load 3 to 4x faster which translates to 6 to 9s load speed improvement.

Participate in user research to influence the Enterprise vision!

Atlassian research team is looking for research participants to help them explore what information are enterprise buyers looking for when evaluating the product.

If you're working in the role where you evaluate or purchase software in Enterprise and you would like to participate in the research and help Atlassian shape their enterprise vision you can email Erin Nielsen and they'll get back to you!  

As a token of appreciation, you'll receive a 100$ gift card after the research call.

Appy Hours on Atlassian Community

A new initiative called APPY HOURS is starting in the Atlassian community in June.  

At the end of every month, you can join Appy Hours to see demos of 4 apps from various Atlassian marketplace partners. The app demo won't take longer than 5 mins and in the end, you can vote for your favorite one!  

Atlassian team is currently looking for Atlassian marketplace partners to join and present at Appy hours, so if that sounds like something you would like to join there is a form in this post where you can sign up.

🎈PM72 Summit is one week away

We are just one week away from a large virtual charity event PM72 Summit!

Join over 50 speakers, and more than 2000 registered attendees to raise donations for Malala Fund while learning something new about Atlassian tools, apps, and project management.

It's a non-stop 72-hour streaming marathon with speakers from Atlassian, Accenture, Appfire, Easy Agile, Meta-Inf, K15t, and many more including amazing leaders from the Atlassian Community.

📚Article of the week: 20 years of Atlassian, and we’re just getting started

Atlassian is celebrating incredible 20 years!

So for the article of the week, we've chosen the roundup of what happened over these 20 years that was published on the Atlassian blog by the Atlassian co-founders Scott and Mike.

In the article, you can find a short description of the key memorable events from each year together with key learnings, both good and bad.