Liferay Portal 7.1.0 - 7.1.3, 7.2.0 - 7.2.1, 7.3.0 - 7.3.7, 7.4.0 - XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 176383


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


Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Modified Facet widget in Liferay Portal allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted payload injected into a facet label.

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 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 176383

File Name: liferay_7_4_3_13_cve-2023-33939.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

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: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-33939


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/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-2023-33939

IAVA: 2023-A-0267-S