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Category:Web application abuses
Title:MediaWiki Multiple Vulnerabilities - November17 (Linux)
Summary:MediaWiki is prone to multiple vulnerabilities.
MediaWiki is prone to multiple vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Insight:
MediaWiki is prone to multiple vulnerabilities:

- XSS when the $wgShowExceptionDetails setting is false and the browser sends non-standard URL escaping. (CVE-2017-8808)

- A Reflected File Download vulnerability in api.php. (CVE-2017-8809)

- When a private wiki is configured, it provides different error messages for failed login attempts - depending on whether the username exists -
which allows remote attackers to enumerate account names and conduct brute-force attacks via a series of requests. (CVE-2017-8810)

- The implementation of raw message parameter expansion allows HTML mangling attacks. (CVE-2017-8811)

- Allowing remote attackers to inject > (greater than) characters via the id attribute of a headline. (CVE-2017-8812)

- The language converter allows attackers to replace text inside tags via a rule definition followed by 'a lot of junk'. (CVE-2017-8814)

- The language converter allows attribute injection attacks via glossary rules. (CVE-2017-8815)

Upgrade to version 1.27.4, 1.28.3, 1.29.2 or later.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-8808
Debian Security Information: DSA-4036 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-8809
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-8810
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-8811
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-8812
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-8814
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-8815
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