MediaWiki profileinfo.php 'filter' Parameter XSS

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Synopsis :

A web application running on the remote host is affected by a
cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Description :

The version of MediaWiki running on the remote host is affected by a
cross-site scripting vulnerability due to improper validation of
user-supplied input to the 'filter' parameter in the 'profileinfo.php'
script. A remote attacker can exploit this, by tricking a user into
requesting a maliciously crafted URL, to execute 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