MediaWiki SpecialEmailuser XSS

2004-10-14T07:43:56
ID OSVDB:10783
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 2004-10-14T07:43:56

Description

Vulnerability Description

MediaWiki contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate user supplied input to the SpecialEmailuser facility. This could allow a user to create a specially crafted URL that would execute arbitrary code in a user's browser within the trust relationship between the browser and the server, leading to a loss of integrity.

Solution Description

Upgrade to version 1.3.6 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

MediaWiki contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate user supplied input to the SpecialEmailuser facility. This could allow a user to create a specially crafted URL that would execute arbitrary code in a user's browser within the trust relationship between the browser and the server, leading to a loss of integrity.

References:

Vendor URL: http://wikipedia.sourceforge.net/ Vendor Specific Advisory URL Security Tracker: 1011685 Secunia Advisory ID:12825 Related OSVDB ID: 10782 Related OSVDB ID: 10784 Related OSVDB ID: 10786 Related OSVDB ID: 10781 ISS X-Force ID: 17712 CVE-2004-2185 Bugtraq ID: 11416