Liferay Portal 'p_p_id' Parameter HTML Injection

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5296


The remote web server is hosting an application that is vulnerable to a HTML-injection attack.


The remote web server is running Liferay Portal, a Java-based web portal. The installed version is earlier than 5.3.0. Such versions are potentially affected by an HTML injection vulnerability because the application fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input to the 'p_p_id' parameter. An unauthenticated can supply malicious data which is then displayed to an administrator in another page.


Upgrade to Liferay Portal 5.3.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5296

File Name: 5296.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2010/01/11

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 6


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/01/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3742

BID: 37615