Vulnerability Note VU#217825

Liferay Portal Admin portlet Shutdown message XSS

Original Release date: 31 Jan 2008 | Last revised: 31 Jan 2008

Overview

Liferay Portal Admin portlet fails to properly validate input to the shutdown message, which can allow a remote, authenticated attacker to inject script into the message displayed to all users when the server is being shut down.

Description

Liferay Portal is an enterprise portal solution that uses Java technologies. The Liferay Portal Admin portlet fails to properly sanitize input to the shutdown message.

Impact

A remote, authenticated attacker may be able to inject script into the message that is displayed to all users when the server is being shut down.

Solution

Apply an update

This issue is addressed in Liferay version 4.4.0, as specified in Liferay support document LEP-4739.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Liferay, Inc.Affected-31 Jan 2008
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

Thanks to Tomasz Kuczynski for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2008-0181
  • Date Public: 10 Jan 2008
  • Date First Published: 31 Jan 2008
  • Date Last Updated: 31 Jan 2008
  • Severity Metric: 0.38
  • Document Revision: 1

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