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Liferay Portal 6.2 EE SP8 Cross Site Scripting

Liferay Portal 6.2 EE SP8 Cross Site Scripting
Posted Nov 21, 2014
Authored by Ariel Walter Garcia

Liferay Portal versions 6.2 EE SP8 and below suffer from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | advisory, xss
advisories | CVE-2014-8349
SHA-256 | 588c7b3f899dee927dca095f3cb6bd26659601629c29183946a39fcf4cca2ceb

Liferay Portal 6.2 EE SP8 Cross Site Scripting

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"[CVE-2014-8349] "


- Vendor Status: CONFIRMED

- Vendor Disclosure Date: October 17th 2014

- Public Disclosure Date: November 14th 2014

- Affected Vendor: LIFERAY - http://www.liferay.com/

- Affected System: Liferay Portal 6.2 EE SP8 and older versions

- Vulnerability Status: Fixed


Associated CWE:

CWE-79: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting') - http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/79.html





Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Liferay Portal Enterprise Edition (EE) allows remote authenticated users to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the "_20_body" parameter in the comment field of an uploaded file.

The Javascript injection will later exploit when clicking on "View" from under the "My Workflow Tasks" option within the "My Account" menu, when logged in with an administrator account, and looking for the approval of comments.


- Available fix:

Patch: LPE-12961


- Related Links: Deloitte Argentina - www.deloitte.com/ar

- Credits: This vulnerability was found by Ariel Walter Garcia from Deloitte Argentina.

- Feedback: If you have any questions, comments, concerns, updates or suggestions please feel free to send them to: arigarcia () deloitte.com

Twitter: @arl_rose

- Thanks to:

Juan Seybold which was working with me in this assessment.

Samuel Kong from Liferay.

- Every time [some software engineer] says, "Nobody will go to the trouble of doing that," there's some kid in Argentina who will go to the trouble.


Ariel Garcia | CEH

Senior Consultant | Cyber Risk Services | Enterprise Risk Services

Deloitte & Co S.A.

arigarcia@deloitte.com<mailto:arigarcia@deloitte.com> | www.deloitte.com<http://www.deloitte.com/>
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