Debian DSA-2957-1 : mediawiki - security update

low Nessus Plugin ID 74498
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VPR Score: 3


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


Omer Iqbal discovered that MediaWiki, a wiki engine, parses invalid usernames on Special:PasswordReset as wikitext when $wgRawHtml is enabled. On such wikis this allows an unauthenticated attacker to insert malicious JavaScript, a cross site scripting attack.


Upgrade the mediawiki packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1:1.19.16+dfsg-0+deb7u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 74498

File Name: debian_DSA-2957.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/13/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

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:debian:debian_linux:mediawiki, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/12/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3966

BID: 67787

DSA: 2957