MediaWiki CSS Comments XSS

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote web server hosts a version of MediaWiki vulnerable to a
cross-site scripting attack.

Description :

There is a cross-site scripting vulnerability in this installation of
MediaWiki that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary script code
in the browser of an unsuspecting user. Such script code could steal
authentication credentials and be used to launch other attacks.

This version of MediaWiki also contains a local file inclusion
vulnerability that is exploitable when running Microsoft Windows, but
this plugin did not test for that vulnerability.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?5c3c879f
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27093
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27094

Solution :

Upgrade to MediaWiki 1.16.2 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 : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 51998 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46108

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0047