MediaWiki sortable table feature cross-site scripting

mediawiki-sortabletable-xss (32217) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

MediaWiki is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the sortable table feature to inject malicious script into a Web page which would be executed in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the page is viewed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.2
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of MediaWiki (1.9.2), available from the MediaWiki Web site. See References.

References:

  • MediaWiki Web site: Download - Mediawiki.
  • MediaWiki SVN Repository: MediaWiki release notes.
  • BID-22397: MediaWiki Sortable Table Feature HTML Injection Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-0788: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in MediaWiki 1.9.x before 1.9.2 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors related to sortable tables JavaScript.
  • OSVDB ID: 33091: MediaWiki Sortable Tables Unspecified XSS
  • SA24039: MediaWiki Sortable Tables Script Insertion Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Wikimedia Foundation MediaWiki 1.9.x-prior to 1.9.2

Reported:

Feb 04, 2007

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