Liferay Portal 7.2.x < 7.3.6 XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 151575
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An application running on a remote web server host is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability


Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Asset module's Asset Publisher app in Liferay Portal 7.2.0 through 7.3.5 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the
_com_liferay_asset_publisher_web_portlet_AssetPublisherPortlet_INSTANCE_XXXXXXXXXXXX_assetEntryId parameter.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Liferay Portal 7.3 CE GA7 (7.3.6) or later, or apply the patch referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 151575

File Name: liferay_7_3_6_cve-2021-29051.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 7/13/2021

Updated: 7/14/2021

Dependencies: liferay_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-29051


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:liferay:liferay_portal

Required KB Items: installed_sw/liferay_portal

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/31/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/10/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-29051

IAVA: 2021-A-0296