FreeBSD : mediawiki -- authenticated CSRF vulnerability (694da5b4-5877-11df-8d80-0015587e2cc1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 46245
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionA MediaWiki security announcement reports :
MediaWiki was found to be vulnerable to login CSRF. An attacker who controls a user account on the target wiki can force the victim to log in as the attacker, via a script on an external website.
If the wiki is configured to allow user scripts, say with '$wgAllowUserJs = true' in LocalSettings.php, then the attacker can proceed to mount a phishing-style attack against the victim to obtain their password.
SolutionUpdate the affected package.