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

low Nessus Plugin ID 74452
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VPR Score: 3


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: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 6/11/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 3

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 1.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/10/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3966

BID: 67787

MDVSA: 2014:119