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Liferay Portal fails to protect against CSRF

Vulnerability Note VU#767825

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

Overview

Liferay Portal fails to properly protect against Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). This may allow a remote attacker to be able to forge requests that Liferay Portal takes action upon.

Description

Liferay Portal is an enterprise portal solution that uses Java technologies. Liferay Portal fails to properly protect against CSRF attacks.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to forge requests that the Liferay Portal takes action upon.

Solution

This issue is addressed in Liferay version 4.4.0, as specified in Liferay support document LEP-4739. Version 4.4.0 forces requests to be in POST format, which helps mitigate CSRF attacks.

Vendor Information

767825
 
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. Version 4.4.0 forces requests to be in POST format, which helps mitigate CSRF attacks.

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CVSS Metrics

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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-2008-0182
Severity Metric: 4.39
Date Public: 2008-01-10
Date First Published: 2008-01-31
Date Last Updated: 2008-01-31 20:20 UTC
Document Revision: 1

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