Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
NameCVE-2008-5249First vendor Publication2008-12-19
VendorCveLast vendor Modification2009-10-14

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Cvss Base Score4.3Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score2.9Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score8.6AuthenticationNone Required
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Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in MediaWiki 1.13.0 through 1.13.2 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5249

CAPEC : Common Attack Pattern Enumeration & Classification

CAPEC-18Embedding Scripts in Nonscript Elements
CAPEC-19Embedding Scripts within Scripts
CAPEC-32Embedding Scripts in HTTP Query Strings
CAPEC-63Simple Script Injection
CAPEC-85Client Network Footprinting (using AJAX/XSS)
CAPEC-86Embedding Script (XSS ) in HTTP Headers
CAPEC-106Cross Site Scripting through Log Files
CAPEC-198Cross-Site Scripting in Error Pages
CAPEC-199Cross-Site Scripting Using Alternate Syntax
CAPEC-209Cross-Site Scripting Using MIME Type Mismatch
CAPEC-232Exploitation of Privilege/Trust
CAPEC-243Cross-Site Scripting in Attributes
CAPEC-244Cross-Site Scripting via Encoded URI Schemes
CAPEC-245Cross-Site Scripting Using Doubled Characters, e.g. %3C%3Cscript
CAPEC-246Cross-Site Scripting Using Flash
CAPEC-247Cross-Site Scripting with Masking through Invalid Characters in Identifiers

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

100 %CWE-79Failure to Preserve Web Page Structure ('Cross-site Scripting') (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration


OpenVAS Exploits

2009-10-06Name : Debian Security Advisory DSA 1901-1 (mediawiki1.7)
File : nvt/deb_1901_1.nasl
2009-07-29Name : Fedora Core 10 FEDORA-2009-7750 (mediawiki)
File : nvt/fcore_2009_7750.nasl
2009-03-07Name : Fedora Core 10 FEDORA-2009-2231 (mediawiki)
File : nvt/fcore_2009_2231.nasl
2009-03-07Name : Fedora Core 9 FEDORA-2009-2237 (mediawiki)
File : nvt/fcore_2009_2237.nasl
2009-02-13Name : Fedora Update for mediawiki FEDORA-2008-11688
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2008_11688_mediawiki_fc8.nasl
2009-02-13Name : Fedora Update for mediawiki FEDORA-2008-11743
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2008_11743_mediawiki_fc10.nasl
2009-02-13Name : Fedora Update for mediawiki FEDORA-2008-11802
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2008_11802_mediawiki_fc9.nasl
2008-12-29Name : MediaWiki Multiple Vulnerabilities Dec08
File : nvt/secpod_mediawiki_mult_vuln_dec08.nasl
2008-12-23Name : FreeBSD Ports: mediawiki
File : nvt/freebsd_mediawiki2.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

50956MediaWiki Unspecified XSS

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

2010-02-24Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-1901.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-04-23Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2008-11743.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-12-26Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2008-11688.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-12-26Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2008-11802.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-12-21Name : The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
File : freebsd_pkg_61b07d71ce0e11dda7210030843d3802.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32844
DEBIAN http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1901
FEDORA https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-December/msg0125...
MLIST http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-announce/2008-December/000080....

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