MediaWiki profileinfo.php 'filter' Parameter XSS

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Synopsis :

A web application running on the remote host has a cross-site
scripting vulnerability.

Description :

The version of MediaWiki running on the remote host has a cross-site
scripting vulnerability. Input to the 'filter' parameter of the
'profileinfo.php' script is not properly sanitized.

A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into
requesting a maliciously crafted URL, resulting in the execution of
arbitrary script code in the security context of the affected
application.

Installations that have the 'wgEnableProfileInfo' setting disabled
are not affected. This setting is disabled by default.

See also :

https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=24565
http://www.nessus.org/u?014eb0ca

Solution :

Upgrade to MediaWiki 1.15.5 / 1.16.0 or later.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 47902 ()

Bugtraq ID: 42024

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2788