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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   MediaWiki Vendors:   wikipedia.sourceforge.net
MediaWiki Bugs Permit Cross-Site Request Forgery and API Code Injection Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031301
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031301
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-9276, CVE-2014-9277   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 4 2014
Impact:   Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.23.7
Description:   Some vulnerabilities were reported in MediaWiki. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on a connected target system. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

On wikis that allow raw HTML, a remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks to take actions on the target wiki acting as the target user [CVE-2014-9276]. 'PleaseStand' reported this vulnerability.

A remote user can return specially crafted data to a connected API consumer to inject arbitrary code on consumer's that unserialize PHP data from the API [CVE-2014-9277].

Impact:   A remote user can take actions on the site acting as the target user.

A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on a connected target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.23.7).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Release_notes/1.23#MediaWiki_1.23.7

Vendor URL:  www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Release_notes/1.23#MediaWiki_1.23.7 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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