MediaWiki: Cross-site scripting vulnerability

2006-04-04T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200604-01
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2006-04-04T00:00:00

Description

Background

MediaWiki is a collaborative editing software, used by big projects like Wikipedia.

Description

MediaWiki fails to decode certain encoded URLs correctly.

Impact

By supplying specially crafted links, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject malicious HTML or JavaScript code that will be executed in a user's browser session in the context of the vulnerable site.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All MediaWiki users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/mediawiki-1.4.15"