FreeBSD : mediawiki -- authenticated CSRF vulnerability (694da5b4-5877-11df-8d80-0015587e2cc1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 46245


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


A 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.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46245

File Name: freebsd_pkg_694da5b4587711df8d800015587e2cc1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/05/07

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6

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

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: 2010/05/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/04/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1150