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ESB-2009.1374 - [Win][UNIX/Linux][Debian] mediawiki1.7: Multiple vulnerabilities

Date: 05 October 2009

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

           New mediawiki1.7 packages fix several vulnerabilities
                              5 October 2009


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           mediawiki1.7
Publisher:         Debian
Operating System:  Debian GNU/Linux 4
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account      
                   Cross-site Request Forgery      -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Cross-site Scripting            -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2009-0737 CVE-2008-5252 CVE-2008-5250

Original Bulletin:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1901-1                              Giuseppe Iuculano
October 05, 2009         
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Package        : mediawiki1.7
Vulnerability  : several vulnerabilities
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs        : CVE-2008-5249 CVE-2008-5250 CVE-2008-5252 CVE-2009-0737
Debian Bugs    : 508868 508869 508870 514547

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in mediawiki1.7, a website engine
for collaborative work. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems:


David Remahl discovered that mediawiki1.7 is prone to a cross-site scripting attack.


David Remahl discovered that mediawiki1.7, when Internet Explorer is used and
uploads are enabled, or an SVG scripting browser is used and SVG uploads are
enabled, allows remote authenticated users to inject arbitrary web script or
HTML by editing a wiki page.


David Remahl discovered that mediawiki1.7 is prone to a cross-site request
forgery vulnerability in the Special:Import feature.


It was discovered that mediawiki1.7 is prone to a cross-site scripting attack in
the web-based installer.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version
1.7.1-9etch1 for mediawiki1.7, and mediawiki is not affected (it is a
metapackage for mediawiki1.7).

The stable (lenny) distribution does not include mediawiki1.7, and these
problems have been fixed in version 1:1.12.0-2lenny3 for mediawiki which was
already included in the lenny release.

The unstable (sid) and testing (squeeze) distributions do not
include mediawiki1.7, and these problems have been fixed in version 1:1.14.0-1
for mediawiki.

We recommend that you upgrade your mediawiki1.7 packages.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Debian (oldstable)
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Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:
    Size/MD5 checksum:      911 7db727bfa3f6139e107af451a90df719
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3256428 50b74e2b5c86fb94c7201b72d2037662
    Size/MD5 checksum:    46880 f939cc99afd3ff4b330a35ce549fdd7e

Architecture independent packages:
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3341486 4d801e5ee141c2affd080437cafa7f0f

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   180506 526bd0d52438515635abc44afea9e618

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   137638 b63b1cd4bc45683507e765b5af1aea12

arm architecture (ARM)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   140018 a9431b5e427703486a814ed2a7442d62

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    42988 0a7a434f0fcc81b7d8d5e80137ca6569

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   122238 cc04873698abdbf03011336f533c2b06

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   231730 e3201066e1de24dc9a13d284ea4b685f

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:    42978 e92b925866416643905a835ab0a5ae2b

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:    42986 8c6b53cdf4af706debdc7eed12ae585b

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   140584 47487edcc395a3a559e0d9eab8be653c

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   143132 5e59318af766a1ede67f62ffd1843597

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and<pkg>
Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux)


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