MediaWiki: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200502-33

MediaWiki is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, data manipulation and security bypass attacks.

Affected Packages

www-apps/mediawiki on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.3.11
Unaffected versions >= 1.3.11

Background

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

Description

A security audit of the MediaWiki project discovered that MediaWiki is vulnerable to several cross-site scripting and cross-site request forgery attacks, and that the image deletion code does not sufficiently sanitize input parameters.

Impact

By tricking a user to load a carefully crafted URL, a remote attacker could hijack sessions and authentication cookies to inject malicious script code that will be executed in a user's browser session in context of the vulnerable site, or use JavaScript submitted forms to perform restricted actions. Using the image deletion flaw, it is also possible for authenticated administrators to delete arbitrary files via directory traversal.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All MediaWiki users should upgrade to the latest available version:

 # emerge --sync 
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/mediawiki-1.3.11"

References

Release Date
February 28, 2005

Latest Revision
February 28, 2005: 01

Severity
low

Exploitable
remote

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