Fedora 25 : mediawiki (2017-3fb95ed01f)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 99408



The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- (T109140) (T122209) Special:UserLogin and Special:Search allow redirect to interwiki links. (CVE-2017-0363, CVE-2017-0364)

- (T144845) XSS in SearchHighlighter::highlightText() when $wgAdvancedSearchHighlighting is true. (CVE-2017-0365)

- (T125177) API parameters may now be marked as 'sensitive' to keep their values out of the logs.

- (T150044) 'Mark all pages visited' on the watchlist now requires a CSRF token. (CVE-2017-0362)

- (T156184) Escape content model/format url parameter in message. (CVE-2017-0368)

- (T151735) SVG filter evasion using default attribute values in DTD declaration. (CVE-2017-0366)

- (T48143) Spam blacklist ineffective on encoded URLs inside file inclusion syntax's link parameter.

- (T108138) Sysops can undelete pages, although the page is protected against it. (CVE-2017-0369)

The following only affects 1.27 and above and is not included in the 1.23 upgrade :

- (T161453) LocalisationCache will no longer use the temporary directory in its fallback chain when trying to work out where to write the cache. (CVE-2017-0367)

The following fix is for the SyntaxHighlight extension :

- (T158689) Parameters injection in SyntaxHighlight results in multiple vulnerabilities. (CVE-2017-0372)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website.
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: Critical

ID: 99408

File Name: fedora_2017-3fb95ed01f.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/17/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mediawiki, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:25

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: 4/15/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/13/2018

Exploitable With

Metasploit (MediaWiki SyntaxHighlight extension option injection vulnerability)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0361, CVE-2017-0362, CVE-2017-0363, CVE-2017-0364, CVE-2017-0365, CVE-2017-0366, CVE-2017-0367, CVE-2017-0368, CVE-2017-0369, CVE-2017-0370, CVE-2017-0372