GLSA-200506-12 : MediaWiki: XSS vulnerability

2005-06-14T00:00:00
ID GENTOO_GLSA-200506-12.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-08-10T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-12 (MediaWiki: XSS vulnerability)

MediaWiki incorrectly handles page template inclusions, rendering     it vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject     malicious script 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.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200506-12.
#
# The advisory text is Copyright (C) 2001-2015 Gentoo Foundation, Inc.
# and licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike 
# license. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(18481);
  script_version("1.14");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/08/10 18:07:06");

  script_xref(name:"GLSA", value:"200506-12");

  script_name(english:"GLSA-200506-12 : MediaWiki: XSS vulnerability");
  script_summary(english:"Checks for updated package(s) in /var/db/pkg");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:
"The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-12
(MediaWiki: XSS vulnerability)

    MediaWiki incorrectly handles page template inclusions, rendering
    it vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.
  
Impact :

    A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject
    malicious script 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."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=332231"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200506-12"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"All MediaWiki users should upgrade to the latest available
    versions:
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose www-apps/mediawiki"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"risk_factor", value:"Low");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mediawiki");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:gentoo:linux");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2005/06/13");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2005/06/14");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2005/06/03");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Gentoo Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/Gentoo/release", "Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("qpkg.inc");

if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Gentoo/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Gentoo");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;

if (qpkg_check(package:"www-apps/mediawiki", unaffected:make_list("ge 1.4.5", "rge 1.3.13"), vulnerable:make_list("lt 1.4.5"))) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_note(port:0, extra:qpkg_report_get());
  else security_note(0);
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = qpkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "MediaWiki");
}