search menu icon-carat-right cmu-wordmark

CERT Coordination Center

Liferay Portal Admin portlet Shutdown message XSS

Vulnerability Note VU#217825

Original Release Date: 2008-01-31 | Last Revised: 2008-01-31

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.

Vendor Information

217825
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Liferay, Inc.

Updated:  January 31, 2008

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

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

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

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

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


CVSS Metrics

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

References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Tomasz Kuczynski for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2008-0181
Severity Metric: 0.38
Date Public: 2008-01-10
Date First Published: 2008-01-31
Date Last Updated: 2008-01-31 20:05 UTC
Document Revision: 1

Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.