Liferay Portal upload_progress_poller.jsp XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 59360
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The remote web server contains a Java application affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The version of Liferay Portal hosted on the remote web server fails to properly sanitize input to the 'uploadProgressId' parameter of the 'upload_progress_poller.jsp' script.

An attacker can leverage this issue by enticing a user to follow a malicious URL, causing attacker-specified script code to run inside the user's browser in the context of the affected site. Information harvested this way may aid in launching further attacks.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59360

File Name: liferay_lps27280_xss.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Published: 6/4/2012

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: liferay_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:U/RC:ND

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: 5/14/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/13/2012

Exploitable With

Elliot (Liferay Users disclosure)

Reference Information

BID: 53546

CWE: 20, 74, 79, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990