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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   Liferay Enterprise Portal Vendors:   Liferay
Liferay Enterprise Portal Input Validation Flaw in Profile Search Lets Remote Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036083
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036083
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-3670   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 14 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 7.0.0 CE RC1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Liferay. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The software does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the Liferay software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

The First Name field in the User - My Profile - Search action is affected.

The original advisory is available at:

https://labs.integrity.pt/advisories/cve-2016-3670/

Fernando Camara of Integrity S.A (Portugal) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the Liferay software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (7.0.0 CE RC1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-62387

Vendor URL:  issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-62387 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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