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ArchLinux: 201410-3: mediawiki: Cross-site Scripting (XSS) and UI redressing

Date 04 Oct 2014
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
The package mediawiki before version 1.23.5-1 is vulnerable to Cross-site Scripting (XSS) and UI redressing.
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201410-3
=========================================

Severity: Medium
Date    : 2014-10-04
CVE-ID  : CVE-2014-7295
Package : mediawiki
Type    : Cross-site Scripting (XSS) and UI redressing
Remote  : Yes
Link    : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CVE-2014

Summary
=======

The package mediawiki before version 1.23.5-1 is vulnerable to
Cross-site Scripting (XSS) and UI redressing.

Resolution
==========

Upgrade to 1.23.5-1.

# pacman -Syu "mediawiki>=1.23.5-1"

The problem has been fixed upstream in version 1.23.5.

Workaround
==========

None.

Description
===========

It was discovered that MediaWiki, a wiki engine, was separating the
allowance of css and js modules resulting in Cross-site Scripting (XSS)
and UI redressing issues.

Impact
======

A remote attacker is able to perform Cross-site Scripting (XSS) and/or
UI redressing attacks on affected MediaWiki pages.

References
==========

https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-7295
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=70672
https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-announce/2014-October/000163.html
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/10/02/36


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