Liferay Portal 7.3.0 <= 7.3.7 / 7.4 < 7.4.1 XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 176365


An application running on a remote web server host is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability


According to its self-reported version, Liferay Portal is affected by a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the App Builder module's custom object details page. This allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted payload injected into an App Builder custom object's Name field.

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 7.4.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 176365

File Name: liferay_7_4_1_cve-2023-33938.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Published: 5/25/2023

Updated: 6/5/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Enable CGI Scanning: true

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-33938


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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:liferay:liferay_portal

Required KB Items: installed_sw/liferay_portal

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/24/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/24/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-33938

IAVA: 2023-A-0267-S