Bug 287881 (CVE-2007-4828) - CVE-2007-4828 mediawiki cross-site scripting vulnerability
Summary: CVE-2007-4828 mediawiki cross-site scripting vulnerability
Alias: CVE-2007-4828
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mediawiki
Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Axel Thimm
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL: http://secunia.com/advisories/26772/
Whiteboard: source=gentoo,reported=20070911,publi...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-09-12 16:01 UTC by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 1.9.4-35.fc7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-09-18 03:22:37 UTC
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Description Tomas Hoger 2007-09-12 16:01:13 UTC
Secunia published security advisory for mediawiki:


A vulnerability has been reported in MediaWiki, which can be exploited by
malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

Input passed to unspecified parameters in the API pretty-printing mode is not
properly sanitised before being returned to the user. This can be exploited to
execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in context of
an affected site.

Successful exploitation requires that the API interface is enabled.

The vulnerability is reported in the following versions:
* 1.11 <= 1.11.0rc1
* 1.10 <= 1.10.1
* 1.9 <= 1.9.3
* 1.8 <= 1.8.4 (if $wgEnableAPI has been switched on)

Solution: Update to version 1.11.0, 1.10.2, 1.9.4, or 1.8.5.

Versions currently in Fedora falls into "affected" range, even though there is
following note in changelog for release 1.9.3-34:

- Update to 1.9.4.

It only seems to be typo.  If there's any other reason why Fedora packages are
not affected, feel free to close this bug with appropriate comment.

Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2007-09-12 18:35:28 UTC
Builds done for all active Fedora releases, waiting for them to be pushed.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2007-09-18 03:22:36 UTC
mediawiki-1.9.4-35.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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