Liferay Portal 6.1.0 Forward Target Handling Security Bypass
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 59359
SynopsisThe remote web server contains a Java application that is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of Liferay Portal hosted on the remote web server contains a flaw in the 'PortletRequestDispatcherImpl' class's 'dispatch' method that allows a remote, unauthenticated attacker to create new administrative users. Since administrative users can install new plugins and extensions, this may lead to arbitrary code execution.
Note that this plugin only runs when the 'Perform thorough tests' setting is enabled and 'safe checks' are disabled.
SolutionUpdate to the newest version in Git or 6.2.0 when it becomes available.