Debian dla-3796 : mediawiki - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 194183


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


The remote Debian 10 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dla-3796 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in MediaWiki before 1.35.14, 1.36.x through 1.39.x before 1.39.6, and 1.40.x before 1.40.2. In includes/logging/RightsLogFormatter.php, group-*-member messages can result in XSS on Special:log/rights. (CVE-2023-51704)

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


Upgrade the mediawiki packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 194183

File Name: debian_DLA-3796.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/28/2024

Updated: 4/28/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-51704


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mediawiki, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mediawiki-classes, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/27/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/22/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-51704