Vulnerability Note VU#767825

Liferay Portal fails to protect against CSRF

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

Overview

Liferay Portal fails to properly protect against Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). This may allow a remote attacker to be able to forge requests that Liferay Portal takes action upon.

Description

Liferay Portal is an enterprise portal solution that uses Java technologies. Liferay Portal fails to properly protect against CSRF attacks.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to forge requests that the Liferay Portal takes action upon.

Solution

This issue is addressed in Liferay version 4.4.0, as specified in Liferay support document LEP-4739. Version 4.4.0 forces requests to be in POST format, which helps mitigate CSRF attacks.

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-2008-0182
  • Date Public: 10 Jan 2008
  • Date First Published: 31 Jan 2008
  • Date Last Updated: 31 Jan 2008
  • Severity Metric: 4.39
  • Document Revision: 1

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