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Liferay Portal PCE contains multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Note VU#100972

Original Release Date: 2014-07-09 | Last Revised: 2014-07-10


Liferay Portal versions 6.1.2 CE GA3, 6.1.X EE, 6.2.X EE, Master contain multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities


CWE-79: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting') - CVE-2014-2963

Liferay is affected by a Persistent Cross Site Scripting vulnerability in the "my account area".
The specific versions affected are: Liferay Portal Community Edition 6.1.2 CE GA3, 6.1.X EE, 6.2.X EE, Master
Three instances of this issue were identified, at the following locations/parameters:

/group/control_panel/manage [_2_firstName parameter]
/group/control_panel/manage [_2_lastName parameter]
/group/control_panel/manage [_2_middleName parameter]


An attacker with access to the Liferay Portal "my account area" or by tricking a logged in user to visit a specially crafted URL, can conduct a cross-site scripting attack, which could be used to result in information leakage, privilege escalation, and/or denial of service.


Apply an Update
This vulnerability was addressed on 06/04/14, bug id LPS-46156.

Vendor Information


Liferay, Inc. Affected

Notified:  May 07, 2014 Updated: July 09, 2014



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 3.5 AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N
Temporal 2.7 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND
Environmental 2.0 CDP:N/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Simone Cecchini from Verizon Enterprise Solutions GCIS Threat and Vulnerability Management for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Chris King.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2014-2963
Date Public: 2014-07-09
Date First Published: 2014-07-09
Date Last Updated: 2014-07-10 14:40 UTC
Document Revision: 11

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