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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   MediaWiki Vendors:   wikipedia.sourceforge.net
MediaWiki Input Validation Holes Permit Cross-Site Scripting Attacks and Directory Traversal Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Administrators Delete Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013260
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1013260
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-0534, CVE-2005-0535, CVE-2005-0536   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 1 2005
Original Entry Date:  Feb 22 2005
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.3.11
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in MediaWiki. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks. A remote authenticated administrator can delete certain files on the system.

The software does not properly validate user-supplied input in various fields. A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that, when loaded by a target user, will cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the MediaWiki software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

The software does not properly validate user-supplied input in the image deletion function. A remote authenticated administrator can delete arbitrary files in directories that are writable by the web server process. For directories or files that are not writable by the web server, a remote authenticated administrator can determine if the specified file exists.

The vendor discovered these vulnerabilities as part of a security audit.

The vendor reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the MediaWiki software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

A remote authenticated administrator can delete files with the privileges of the web server process.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.3.11), available at:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=34373

Vendor URL:  wikipedia.sourceforge.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Mar 1 2005 (Gentoo Issues Fix) MediaWiki Input Validation Holes Permit Cross-Site Scripting Attacks and Directory Traversal Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Administrators Delete Files
Gentoo has released a fix.



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