FreeBSD : mediawiki -- multiple vulnerabilities (e59fed96-60da-11ee-9102-000c29de725b)

high Nessus Plugin ID 182415



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


The version of FreeBSD installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the e59fed96-60da-11ee-9102-000c29de725b advisory.

- Mediawiki v1.40.0 does not validate namespaces used in XML files. Therefore, if the instance administrator allows XML file uploads, a remote attacker with a low-privileged user account can use this exploit to become an administrator by sending a malicious link to the instance administrator. (CVE-2023-3550)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 182415

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e59fed9660da11ee9102000c29de725b.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 10/2/2023

Updated: 12/22/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.0


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-3550


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mediawiki135, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mediawiki139, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mediawiki140, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/2/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/25/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-3550