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    Debian: DSA-2957-1: mediawiki security update

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    Omer Iqbal discovered that Mediawiki, a wiki engine, parses invalid usernames on Special:PasswordReset as wikitext when $wgRawHtml is enabled. On such wikis this allows an unauthenticated attacker to insert malicious JavaScript, a cross site scripting attack.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2957-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    June 12, 2014                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : mediawiki
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-3966
    
    Omer Iqbal discovered that Mediawiki, a wiki engine, parses invalid
    usernames on Special:PasswordReset as wikitext when $wgRawHtml is
    enabled. On such wikis this allows an unauthenticated attacker to
    insert malicious JavaScript, a cross site scripting attack.
    
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:1.19.16+dfsg-0+deb7u1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:1.19.16+dfsg-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your mediawiki packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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