Vulnerability Note VU#888209
Liferay Portal Forgot Password User-Agent HTTP header XSS
Liferay Portal contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the handling of the User-Agent HTTP header, which can allow a remote, authenticated attacker to inject content into "Forgot Password" emails.
Liferay Portal is an enterprise portal solution that uses Java technologies. The "Forgot Password" feature of Liferay Portal fails to properly sanitize the User-Agent field supplied in HTTP headers. This can allow a remote, authenticated attacker to inject content into the email that is generated by the "Forgot Password" feature.
A remote, authenticated attacker may be able to inject content into the email messages generated by the "Forgot Password" feature.
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This issue is addressed in Liferay versions 4.4.0 and 4.3.7, as specified in Liferay support document LEP-4737.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Liferay, Inc.||Affected||-||31 Jan 2008|
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Thanks to Tomasz Kuczynski for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2008-0179
- 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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