FreeBSD : mediawiki -- XSS vulnerability (c9c14242-6843-11dc-82b6-02e0185f8d72)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

The MediaWiki development team reports :

A possible HTML/XSS injection vector in the API pretty-printing mode
has been found and fixed.

The vulnerability may be worked around in an unfixed version by simply
disabling the API interface if it is not in use, by adding this to
LocalSettings.php :

$wgEnableAPI = false;

(This is the default setting in 1.8.x.)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?7c97feba
http://www.nessus.org/u?b87cec7e

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 26093 (freebsd_pkg_c9c14242684311dc82b602e0185f8d72.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4828

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