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Improper Certificate Validation


Severity Medium
Score 4.8/10


Certain Liferay products are affected by: Missing SSL Certificate Validation in the Dynamic Data Mapping module's REST data providers. This affects Liferay Portal 7.1.0 through 7.4.2 and Liferay DXP 7.1 before fix pack 27, 7.2 before fix pack 17 and 7.3 before service pack 3.

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CWE-295 - Improper Certificate Validation

The authenticity component of a web system stems from the ability to validate “Digital certificates”, which (i) establish trust between two or more entities sharing data over a network; (ii) ensure data at rest and transit is secure from unauthorized access; and (iii) check the identity of the actors that interact with the system. An application with absent or ineffective certificate validation mechanisms allows malicious users, impersonating trusted hosts, to manipulate the communication path between the client and the host, resulting in unauthorized access to data and to the application’s internal environment, and potentially enabling man-in-the-middle attacks.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published