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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 5:54 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200506-12 ] MediaWiki: Cross-site scripting vulnerabi Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: MediaWiki: Cross-site scripting vulnerability (GLSA 200506-12)
Severity: low
Exploitable: remote
Date: June 13, 2005
Bug(s): #95255
ID: 200506-12

Synopsis

MediaWiki is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack that could allow arbitrary scripting code execution.

Background

MediaWiki is a collaborative editing software, used by big projects like Wikipedia.

Affected Packages

Package: www-apps/mediawiki
Vulnerable: < 1.4.5
Unaffected: >= 1.4.5
Unaffected: >= 1.3.13 < 1.3.14
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

MediaWiki incorrectly handles page template inclusions, rendering it vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject malicious script code that will be executed in a user's browser session in the context of the vulnerable site.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All MediaWiki users should upgrade to the latest available versions:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose www-apps/mediawiki


References

MediaWiki 1.4.5 Release Notes


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