MediaWiki Crafted Edit Submission Database Corruption DoS

2005-10-07T02:00:21
ID OSVDB:19956
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 2005-10-07T02:00:21

Description

Vulnerability Description

Wikipedia MediaWiki contains a flaw that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is triggered when an unspecified condition in the edit submission handling occurs, and will result in loss of availability for the service.

Solution Description

Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Wikipedia has released a patch to address this vulnerability.

Short Description

Wikipedia MediaWiki contains a flaw that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is triggered when an unspecified condition in the edit submission handling occurs, and will result in loss of availability for the service.

References:

Vendor URL: http://wikipedia.sourceforge.net/ Vendor Specific Advisory URL Secunia Advisory ID:17083 CVE-2005-3166 Bugtraq ID: 15041