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CST-SA: LPS-29268 Simple DOS attack on PortletPreferences

Date

Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:12:34 +0000

Title

CST-SA: LPS-29268 Simple DOS attack on PortletPreferences

Description

Using the /widget url of any instanceable portlet, it's possible to DOS the portal and fill the PortletPrefences table with garbage preferences by invoking the path with random instance ids.

Severity

Severity 2

Workaround

None

Issue Links

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Patching Instructions

See the Community Security Team Process page for details on working with source and binary patches.

Binary Patch Links

Note: The below links point to a download page which contains multiple binary patches with the following naming scheme: <Liferay-Version>-security-<patch-version>.zip. Be sure to use the latest patch for your Liferay release!

Note: Binary patches only apply to the release with which this issue is associated. Applying a binary patch to any other release will probably result in a broken install!

Source Patch Links

Note that source patches only apply to the release with which this issue is associated. Applying a source patch to any other release will probably result in a broken install! For Github URLs suffixed with .patch, removing this suffix will yield a graphical view of the patch

Credit

This issue was discovered and reported by Ray Auge from Liferay