MediaWiki Multiple Vulnerabilities Dec08

Published: 2008-12-29 12:55:43
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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

Impact:
Successful exploitation will allow attacker to execute arbitrary codes in the context of the web application and execute cross site scripting attacks.

Affected Versions:
MediaWiki version 1.13.0 to 1.13.2 MediaWiki version 1.12.x to 1.12.1 MediaWiki versions prior to 1.6.11.

Technical Details:
The flaws are due to, - input is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user - input related to uploads is not properly sanitised before being used - SVG scripts are not properly sanitised before being used - the application allows users to perform certain actions via HTTP requests without performing any validity checks to verify the requests.

Recommendations:
Upgrade to the latest versions 1.13.3, 1.12.2 or 1.6.11.

Summary:
This host is running MediaWiki and is prone to Multiple Vulnerabilities.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Remote Banner Unreliable

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-5249
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-5250
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-5252

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32844

References:

http://secunia.com/advisories/33133

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.8

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