GLSA-200506-12 : MediaWiki: XSS vulnerability

Low Nessus Plugin ID 18481


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-12 (MediaWiki: XSS vulnerability)

MediaWiki incorrectly handles page template inclusions, rendering it vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.
Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject malicious script code that will be executed in a user's browser session in the context of the vulnerable site.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All MediaWiki users should upgrade to the latest available versions:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose www-apps/mediawiki

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 18481

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200506-12.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/06/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mediawiki, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/03

Reference Information

OSVDB: 17107

GLSA: 200506-12