Bug 853417 (CVE-2012-4378)

Summary: CVE-2012-4378 mediawiki: Multiple DOM-based XSS flaws due improper filtering of uselang parameter
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: axel.thimm, extras-orphan
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: mediawiki 1.19.2, mediawiki 1.18.5 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-08-31 13:08:46 UTC
Multiple DOM-based cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws were found in the way MediaWiki, a wiki engine, performed filtering of the uselang parameter. When JavaScript gadgets were used, a remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted URL that, when visited would lead to arbitrary HTML or web script execution.

[1] http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/wiki/mediawiki/295767

Upstream bug:
[2] https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37587

Relevant upstream patch:
[3] https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/13336/

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-08-31 13:31:42 UTC
This issue affects the versions of the mediawiki package, as shipped with Fedora release of 16 and 17. Please schedule an update.


This issue did NOT affect the version of the mediawiki package, as shipped with Fedora EPEL 5.

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-08-31 14:37:15 UTC
CVE request:

Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-08-31 14:39:55 UTC
Created mediawiki tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 853446]

Comment 4 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-09-03 08:23:27 UTC
The CVE identifier of CVE-2012-4378 has been assigned to this issue: