Liferay Portal 6.0.5 / 6.0.6 Arbitrary File Download

medium Nessus Plugin ID 59231


The remote web server contains a Java application affected by an arbitrary file download vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the installation of Liferay Portal hosted on the remote web server is affected by an arbitrary file download vulnerability. A remote, authenticated attacker may be able to download arbitrary files using a specially crafted WebDAV request.

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 6.1.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59231

File Name: liferay_6_1_0.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 5/22/2012

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:liferay:portal

Required KB Items: www/liferay_portal

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/3/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/21/2012

Reference Information

BID: 53184