Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mediawiki (MDVSA-2014:119)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 74452


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated mediawiki packages fix security vulnerability :

XSS vulnerability in MediaWiki before 1.22.7, due to usernames on Special:PasswordReset being parsed as wikitext. The username on Special:PasswordReset can be supplied by anyone and will be parsed with wgRawHtml enabled. Since Special:PasswordReset is whitelisted by default on private wikis, this could potentially lead to an XSS crossing a privilege boundary (CVE-2014-3966).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 74452

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-119.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/06/11

Modified: 2014/06/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mediawiki, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mediawiki-mysql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mediawiki-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mediawiki-sqlite, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3966

BID: 67787

MDVSA: 2014:119