Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Name MDVSA-2014:119 First vendor Publication 2014-06-10
Vendor Mandriva Last vendor Modification 2014-06-10
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Cvss Base Score 2.6 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity High
Cvss Expoit Score 4.9 Authentication None Required
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Updated mediawiki packages fix security vulnerability:

XSS vulnerability in MediaWiki before 1.22.7, due to usernames on Special:PasswordReset being parsed as wikitext. The username on Special:PasswordReset can be supplied by anyone and will be parsed with wgRawHtml enabled. Since Special:PasswordReset is whitelisted by default on private wikis, this could potentially lead to an XSS crossing a privilege boundary (CVE-2014-3966).

Original Source

Url : http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2014:119

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

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

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25068
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25068
Title: DSA-2957-1 mediawiki - security update
Description: Omer Iqbal discovered that Mediawiki, a wiki engine, parses invalid usernames on Special:PasswordReset as wikitext when $wgRawHtml is enabled. On such wikis this allows an unauthenticated attacker to insert malicious JavaScript, a cross site scripting attack.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): DSA-2957-1
Version: 3
Platform(s): Debian GNU/Linux 7.0
Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 7.0
Product(s): mediawiki
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 251

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2014-06-19 Name : The remote web server contains an application that is affected by a cross-sit...
File : mediawiki_1_21_10.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2014-06-13 Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-2957.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2014-06-11 Name : The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandriva_MDVSA-2014-119.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Alert History

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Date Informations
2014-06-12 13:24:12
  • Multiple Updates
2014-06-10 21:22:53
  • First insertion