[SECURITY] [DSA 2957-1] mediawiki security update

ID DEBIAN:DSA-2957-1:443D8
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2014-06-12T17:59:26


Debian Security Advisory DSA-2957-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Thijs Kinkhorst June 12, 2014 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : mediawiki CVE ID : CVE-2014-3966

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.

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

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1:1.19.16+dfsg-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your mediawiki packages.

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