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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

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Liferay, Inc.

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



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

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 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: 10

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