Liferay Portal Default Credentials

high Nessus Plugin ID 59229


The remote web application server uses default credentials.


It is possible to log into the remote Liferay Portal by providing default credentials. Knowing these, an attacker can gain administrative control of the affected application server and, for example, install hostile plugins.


Change the credentials.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59229

File Name: liferay_default_creds.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 5/22/2012

Updated: 6/5/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Enable CGI Scanning: true

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:liferay:portal

Required KB Items: www/liferay_portal

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning, global_settings/supplied_logins_only