MediaWiki Page Move Template XSS

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote web server contains a PHP script that is prone to cross-
site scripting attacks.

Description :

According to its version number, the version of MediaWiki installed on
the remote host is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks because
of its failure to sanitize input passed to the page move template.
This flaw could be used to inject arbitrary HTML and script code into
a user's browser resulting in the theft of cookies, misrepresentation
of the site, and other such attacks.

See also :

http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2304

Solution :

If using MediaWiki 1.4.x, upgrade to 1.4.6 or later
if using MediaWiki
1.5.x, upgrade to 1.5.0 beta3 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 18644 ()

Bugtraq ID: 14181

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2215