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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2015-2937: MediaWiki: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2015-2937: MediaWiki: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
04/13/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

MediaWiki before 1.19.24, 1.2x before 1.23.9, and 1.24.x before 1.24.2, when using HHVM or Zend PHP, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service ("quadratic blowup" and memory consumption) via an XML file containing an entity declaration with long replacement text and many references to this entity, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-2942.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-www-apps-mediawiki

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