Liferay Portal 7.4.0 < XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 176449


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


Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in IFrame type Remote Apps in Liferay Portal 7.4.0 through, and Liferay DXP 7.4 before update 31 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the Remote App's IFrame URL.

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: 176449

File Name: liferay_7_4_3_31_cve-2023-33940.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

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-2023-33940


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-2023-33940

IAVA: 2023-A-0267-S