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[GLSA-200502-33] MediaWiki: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
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.

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.

References:
http://secunia.com/advisories/14125/
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0534
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0535
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0536


Solution:
All MediaWiki users should upgrade to the latest available
version:
# 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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