FreeBSD : mediawiki -- XSS vulnerability (c9c14242-6843-11dc-82b6-02e0185f8d72)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 26093


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


The MediaWiki development team reports :

A possible HTML/XSS injection vector in the API pretty-printing mode has been found and fixed.

The vulnerability may be worked around in an unfixed version by simply disabling the API interface if it is not in use, by adding this to LocalSettings.php :

$wgEnableAPI = false;

(This is the default setting in 1.8.x.)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 26093

File Name: freebsd_pkg_c9c14242684311dc82b602e0185f8d72.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/09/24

Modified: 2014/08/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/09/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4828

CWE: 79