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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3046-1 (mediawiki - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Low

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

3.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

It was reported that MediaWiki, a website engine for collaborative work, allowed to load user-created CSS on pages where user-created JavaScript is not allowed. A wiki user could be tricked into performing actions by manipulating the interface from CSS, or JavaScript code being executed from CSS, on security-wise sensitive pages like Special:Preferences and Special:UserLogin. This update removes the separation of CSS and JavaScript module allowance.

Affected Software

Affected Software

mediawiki on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1:1.19.20+dfsg-0+deb7u1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1:1.19.20+dfsg-1. We recommend that you upgrade your mediawiki packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)