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 fails to protect against CSRF
Name VU#767825 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#767825

Liferay Portal fails to protect against CSRF


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.

I. Description

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

II. Impact

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

III. 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.

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 03:19:28 PM
Date Last Updated01/31/2008
CERT Advisory 
CVE NameCVE-2008-0182
US-CERT Technical Alerts 
Document Revision1

Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/767825

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-352 Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 13

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
41338 Liferay Portal Admin Portlet Shutdown Message CSRF