MediaWiki Unsupported Version Detection

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 73568


An unsupported version of MediaWiki is running on the remote host.


According to its self-reported version number, an installation of MediaWiki on the remote host is no longer supported.

Lack of support implies that no new security patches for the product will be released by the vendor. As a result, it is likely to contain security vulnerabilities.


Upgrade to a version of MediaWiki that is currently supported.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 73568

File Name: mediawiki_unsupported.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2014/04/16

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 19233

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mediawiki:mediawiki

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, installed_sw/MediaWiki, www/PHP