Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title Liferay Portal User Profile Greeting stored XSS
Name VU#732449 First vendor Publication 2008-01-31
Vendor VU-CERT Last vendor Modification 2008-01-31
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision M

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Cvss Base Score 4.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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Vulnerability Note VU#732449

Liferay Portal User Profile Greeting stored XSS


Liferay Portal fails to properly validate the User Profile "Greeting" value, which can allow script to execute when a user logs into the portal.

I. Description

Liferay Portal is an enterprise portal solution that uses Java technologies. The User Profile "Greeting" value of Liferay Portal fails to properly sanitize input.

II. Impact

An authenticated user may be able to inject script into the "Greeting" for the portal.

III. Solution

Apply an update

This issue is addressed in Liferay versions 4.4.0 and 4.3.7, as specified in Liferay support document LEP-4738.

Systems Affected

VendorStatusDate Updated
Liferay, Inc.Vulnerable31-Jan-2008




Thanks to Tomasz Kuczynski for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

Date Public01/10/2008
Date First Published01/31/2008 02:50:36 PM
Date Last Updated01/31/2008
CERT Advisory 
CVE NameCVE-2008-0180
US-CERT Technical Alerts 
Document Revision1

Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/732449

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-79 Failure to Preserve Web Page Structure ('Cross-site Scripting') (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 12

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
41336 Liferay Portal themes/_unstyled/templates/init.vm User Profile Greeting Field...