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Liferay Portal and DXP: IT security warning about new bug

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Liferay Portal and DXP: IT security warning about new bug

As the BSI currently reports, a vulnerability has been identified for Liferay Portal and DXP. You can read about which operating systems and products are affected by the security gap here on news.de.

The latest manufacturer recommendations regarding updates, workarounds and security patches for this vulnerability can be found here: GitHub Advisory Database (As of February 19, 2024). Other useful resources are listed later in this article.

Safety notice for Liferay Portal and DXP – Risk: medium

Risk level: 5 (medium)
CVSS Base Score: 5,4
CVSS Temporal Score: 4,7
Remoteangriff: Ja

The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is used to assess the severity of vulnerabilities in computer systems. The CVSS standard makes it possible to compare potential or actual security vulnerabilities based on various criteria in order to better prioritize countermeasures. The attributes “none”, “low”, “medium”, “high” and “critical” are used to determine the severity levels of a vulnerability. The Base Score evaluates the requirements for an attack (including authentication, complexity, privileges, user interaction) and its consequences. The temporal score also takes changes over time in the danger situation into account. According to the CVSS, the threat of the current vulnerability is assessed as “medium” with a base score of 5.4.

Liferay Portal and DXP Bug: Vulnerability allows privilege escalation

Liferay Portal is an open source enterprise web platform that provides a framework for creating and managing web-based applications and content. Liferay DXP (Digital Experience Platform) is an enhanced and commercially supported version of Liferay Portal that provides additional features and services offers.

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A remote, authenticated attacker could exploit a vulnerability in Liferay Portal and Liferay DXP to elevate their privileges.

The vulnerability is identified with the unique CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) identification number. CVE-2022-45320 traded.

Systems affected by the security gap at a glance

operating system

Liferay Liferay Portal Liferay Liferay DXP Liferay Liferay DXP Liferay Liferay DXP

General measures for dealing with IT vulnerabilities

Users of the affected systems should keep them up to date. When security gaps become known, manufacturers are required to fix them as quickly as possible by developing a patch or a workaround. If security patches are available, install them promptly. For information, consult the sources listed in the next section. These often contain further information about the latest version of the software in question as well as the availability of security patches or information about workarounds. If you have any further questions or uncertainties, please contact your responsible administrator. IT security managers should regularly check the sources mentioned to see whether a new security update is available.

Sources of updates, patches and workarounds

Here you will find further links with information about bug reports, security fixes and workarounds.

GitHub Advisory Database vom 2024-02-19 (19.02.2024)
For more information, see:

Liferay Known Vulnerabilities vom 2024-02-19 (19.02.2024)
For more information, see:

Version history of this security alert

This is the initial version of this IT security notice for Liferay Portal and DXP. This text will be updated as updates are announced. You can read about changes or additions in this version history.

02/19/2024 – Initial version

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+++ Editorial note: This text was generated based on current BSI data and will be updated in a data-driven manner depending on the warning situation. We accept feedback and comments at [email protected]. +++

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