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[GLSA-200604-01] MediaWiki: Cross-site scripting vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
MediaWiki: Cross-site scripting vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200604-01
(MediaWiki: Cross-site scripting vulnerability)


MediaWiki fails to decode certain encoded URLs correctly.

Impact

By supplying specially crafted links, a remote attacker could
exploit this vulnerability to inject malicious HTML or JavaScript code
that will be executed in a user's browser session in the context of the
vulnerable site.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1498
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=404869


Solution:
All MediaWiki users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/mediawiki-1.4.15"


Network Security Threat Level: Low


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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