Debian Security Advisory DSA 4545-1 (mediawiki - security update)

Published: 2019-10-20 02:00:12
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'mediawiki' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DSA-4545-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
It was discovered that the Special:Redirect functionality of MediaWiki, a website engine for collaborative work, could expose suppressed user names, resulting in an information leak.

Affected Versions:
'mediawiki' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1:1.27.7-1~deb9u2. For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 1:1.31.4-1~deb10u1. We recommend that you upgrade your mediawiki Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-16738

CVE Analysis

https://www.mageni.net/cve/CVE-2019-16738

References:

https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4545.html
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/DSA-4545-1

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0
Published
2019-10-20
Modified
2019-10-20
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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