Liferay Portal 6.1.0 User Enumeration

medium Nessus Plugin ID 59358


The remote web server contains a Java application affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of Liferay Portal hosted on the remote web server contains a flaw in the 'SearchPermissionCheckerImpl' class's 'doGetPermissionQuery' method that allows a remote, unauthenticated attacker to enumerate all user accounts. It may be possible to determine the email address of each of the enumerated users, as well.


Update to the newest version in Git or to 6.2.0 when it becomes available.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59358

File Name: liferay_lps25877_user_enum.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 6/4/2012

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 3/2/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/2/2012

Exploitable With

Elliot (Liferay Users disclosure)

Reference Information

BID: 53546