Fedora 13 : mediawiki-1.15.4-54.fc13 (2010-10779)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 47613


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update fixes two vulnerabilities in mediawiki CVE-2010-1647 Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in MediaWiki 1.15 before 1.15.4 and 1.16 before 1.16 beta 3 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via crafted Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) strings that are processed as script by Internet Explorer.
CVE-2010-1648 Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the login interface in MediaWiki 1.15 before 1.15.4 and 1.16 before 1.16 beta 3 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of users for requests that (1) create accounts or (2) reset passwords, related to the Special:Userlogin form. There is also a minor bug fixed which prevented the use of mediawiki w/o php.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected mediawiki package.

See Also



Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47613

File Name: fedora_2010-10779.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/07/07

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mediawiki, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:13

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/07/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1647, CVE-2010-1648

BID: 40423

OSVDB: 64982, 64983

FEDORA: 2010-10779