Liferay Portal <= XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 176446


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


Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Account module in Liferay Portal allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted payload injected into a user's (1) First Name, (2) Middle Name, (3) Last Name, or (4) Job Title text 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 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 176446

File Name: liferay_7_4_3_63_cve-2023-39943.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 5/29/2023

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-2023-33943


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-2023-33943

IAVA: 2023-A-0267-S