MediaWiki CSS comments cross-site scripting
|mediawiki-css-comments-xss (65126)||Medium Risk|
MediaWiki is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using CSS comments 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.
Upgrade to the latest version of MediaWiki (1.16.2 or later), available from the MediaWiki Web site. See References.
- MediaWiki Web site: MediaWiki.
- Wikimedia Bug 27093: CSS injection vulnerability.
- BID-46108: MediaWiki CSS Comments Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
- CVE-2011-0047: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in MediaWiki before 1.16.2 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via crafted Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) comments, aka CSS injection vulnerability.
- OSVDB ID: 70770: MediaWiki CSS Comments XSS
- SA43142: MediaWiki CSS Comments Script Insertion Vulnerability
- Mediawiki Mediawiki 1.16
Feb 01, 2011
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