Debian DSA-4036-1 : mediawiki - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 104588


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Multiple security vulnerabilities have been discovered in MediaWiki, a website engine for collaborative work :

- CVE-2017-8808 Cross-site-scripting with non-standard URL escaping and $wgShowExceptionDetails disabled.

- CVE-2017-8809 Reflected file download in API.

- CVE-2017-8810 On private wikis the login form didn't distinguish between login failure due to bad username and bad password.

- CVE-2017-8811 It was possible to mangle HTML via raw message parameter expansion.

- CVE-2017-8812 id attributes in headlines allowed raw '>'.

- CVE-2017-8814 Language converter could be tricked into replacing text inside tags.

- CVE-2017-8815 Unsafe attribute injection via glossary rules in language converter.


Upgrade the mediawiki packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 1:1.27.4-1~deb9u1.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 104588

File Name: debian_DSA-4036.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/16/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mediawiki, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 11/15/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8808, CVE-2017-8809, CVE-2017-8810, CVE-2017-8811, CVE-2017-8812, CVE-2017-8814, CVE-2017-8815

DSA: 4036