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[ GLSA 200507-18 ] MediaWiki: Cross-site scripting vulnerability
From: Thierry Carrez <koon () gentoo org>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 09:35:57 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200507-18
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: Low
     Title: MediaWiki: Cross-site scripting vulnerability
      Date: July 20, 2005
      Bugs: #99132
        ID: 200507-18

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Synopsis
========

MediaWiki is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack that could
allow arbitrary JavaScript code execution.

Background
==========

MediaWiki is a collaborative editing software, used by big projects
like Wikipedia.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
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  1  www-apps/mediawiki       < 1.4.7                         >= 1.4.7

Description
===========

MediaWiki fails to escape a parameter in the page move template
correctly.

Impact
======

By enticing a user to visit a specially crafted URL, a remote attacker
could exploit this vulnerability to inject malicious 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.

Resolution
==========

All MediaWiki users should upgrade to the latest available version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/mediawiki-1.4.7"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] MediaWiki 1.4.7 Release Notes
        http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=342530

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200507-18.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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