A vulnerability has been reported in MediaWiki, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions and conduct cross-site request forgery attacks.
The application allows users to perform certain actions via HTTP requests without performing any validity checks to verify the requests. This can be exploited to e.g. compromise a user's account by tricking a user into clicking a specially crafted link via clickjacking.
The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 1.16.1.
Solution: Update to version 1.16.1.
Provided and/or discovered by: The vendor credits PleaseStand.
Original Advisory: http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-announce/2011-January/000093.html
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