FreeBSD : mediawiki -- XSS vulnerability (74b7403c-c4d5-11da-b2fb-000e0c2e438a)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21453


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


The mediawiki development team reports that there is an site scripting vulnerability within mediawiki. The vulnerability is caused by improper checking of encoded links which could allow the injection of html in the output generated by mediawiki. This could lead to cross site scripting attacks against mediawiki installations.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21453

File Name: freebsd_pkg_74b7403cc4d511dab2fb000e0c2e438a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2014/08/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mediawiki, 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: 2006/04/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/03/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1498

BID: 17269