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Vulnerability Assessment Details
MediaWiki: Multiple vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-33
(MediaWiki: Multiple vulnerabilities)
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.
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
perform restricted actions. Using the image deletion flaw, it is also
possible for authenticated administrators to delete arbitrary files via
There is no known workaround at this time.
All MediaWiki users should upgrade to the latest available
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/mediawiki-1.3.11"
Network Security Threat Level: Low
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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