Secunia CSI7
Advisories
Research
Forums
Create Profile
Our Commitment
Database
Search
Advisories by Product
Advisories by Vendor
Terminology
Report Vulnerability
Insecure Library Loading
Less critical

MediaWiki AJAX "rs" Cross-Site Scripting

-

Release Date:  2007-01-09    Last Update:  2007-02-21    Views:  14,671

Secunia Advisory SA23647

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Cross Site Scripting

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been discovered in MediaWiki, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

Input passed to the "rs" parameter in index.php when "action" is set to "ajax" is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in context of an affected site.

Successful exploitation requires that $wgUseAjax is set to true, which is not its default setting.

The vulnerability is confirmed in the 1.6.x branch before 1.6.9, the 1.7.x branch before 1.7.2, and the 1.8.x branch before 1.8.3.


Solution:
Update to version 1.6.9, 1.7.2 or 1.8.3.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=652721

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

Subject: MediaWiki AJAX "rs" Cross-Site Scripting

No posts yet

-

You must be logged in to post a comment.



 Products Solutions Customers Partner Resources Company
 
 Corporate
Vulnerability Intelligence Manager (VIM)
Corporate Software Inspector (CSI)
Consumer
Personal Software Inspector (PSI)
Online Software Inspector (OSI)
 Industry
Compliance
Technology
Integration
 Customers
Testimonials
 VARS
MSSP
Technology Partners
References
 Factsheets
Reports
Webinars
Events
 About us
Careers
Memberships
Newsroom


 
© 2002-2014 Secunia ApS - Rued Langgaards Vej 8, 4th floor, DK-2300 Copenhagen, Denmark - +45 7020 5144
Terms & Conditions and Copyright - Privacy - Report Vulnerability