Vulnerability Note VU#326065

Liferay Portal Enterprise Admin User-Agent HTTP header XSS

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


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 gain administrative access.


Liferay Portal is an enterprise portal solution that uses Java technologies. The Enterprise Admin Session Monitoring part of Liferay Portal fails to properly sanitize the User-Agent field supplied in HTTP headers.


A remote, authenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary script within the context of the portal administrator.


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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-4736.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Liferay, Inc.Affected-31 Jan 2008
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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Thanks to Tomasz Kuczynski for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2008-0178
  • Date Public: 10 Jan 2008
  • Date First Published: 31 Jan 2008
  • Date Last Updated: 31 Jan 2008
  • Severity Metric: 5.67
  • Document Revision: 2


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