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MediaWiki: Cross-site scripting vulnerability

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200604-01 / mediawiki
Release Date April 04, 2006
Latest Revision April 04, 2006: 01
Impact low
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/mediawiki < 1.4.15 >= 1.4.15 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #127971

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

Background

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

Description

MediaWiki fails to decode certain encoded URLs correctly.

Impact

By supplying specially crafted links, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject malicious HTML or JavaScript code that will be executed in a user's browser session in the context of the vulnerable site.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All MediaWiki users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/mediawiki-1.4.15"

4.  References



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