Bug 228763 - (CVE-2007-0894) CVE-2007-0894: mediawiki full path disclosure
CVE-2007-0894: mediawiki full path disclosure
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mediawiki (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Axel Thimm
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-02-14 15:50 EST by Ville Skyttä
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.8.4-8
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Last Closed: 2007-03-26 13:14:37 EDT
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Description Ville Skyttä 2007-02-14 15:50:14 EST

"MediaWiki before 1.9.2 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information
via a direct request to (1) Simple.deps.php, (2) MonoBook.deps.php, (3)
MySkin.deps.php, or (4) Chick.deps.php in wiki/skins, which shows the
installation path in the resulting error message."

1.8.3 (current FE6) in the CVE entry is not listed as vulnerable, don't know if
the omission is intentional.  And whether installation path disclosure is an
issue with Fedora packages can also be debated, reporting here just in case
there's more to it.
Comment 1 Axel Thimm 2007-02-14 16:45:30 EST
Thanks for the heads-up (1.8.3 should be vulerable as well, it was probably
forgotten in the list of vulnerable versions).

Indeed for the package we aren't losing any more information than the attacker
would already know (unless he doesn't even know he's attacking a Fedora server).
For F7 upwards (and most possibly backporting to FC6/FC5) the code and data are
being separated (code moves to %{_datadir}), so there won't be any direct
requests possible at all. But this still needs some testing in F7/devel.
Comment 2 Axel Thimm 2007-02-22 06:50:43 EST
There is an update of mediawiki which among other fixes this.

FC-5 and FC-6 will be updated to 1.8.4.
F7 will be updated to 1.9.3.

I'll close this bug once the packages make it to the master repo.


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