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Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


Liferay Portal before 7.3.3, and Liferay DXP 7.1 before fix pack 18 and 7.2 before fix pack 6, does not restrict the size of a multipart/form-data POST action, which allows remote authenticated users to conduct denial-of-service attacks by uploading large files.

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CWE-434 - Unrestricted Upload of File with dangerous type

'Unrestricted file upload with dangerous type' attacks involve an attacker uploading or transferring files of dangerous types to the server. The severity of such an attack depends upon the execution mechanism and the storage location of the uploaded file. Thus, it may range from simple defacement to arbitrary file execution, and complete system takeover.

Advisory Timeline

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