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MediaWiki: Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal') (CVE-2011-0537)

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MediaWiki: Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal') (CVE-2011-0537)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/03/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/24/2017
Modified
02/14/2020

Description

Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in (1) languages/Language.php and (2) includes/StubObject.php in MediaWiki 1.8.0 and other versions before 1.16.2, when running on Windows and possibly Novell Netware, allow remote attackers to include and execute arbitrary local PHP files via vectors related to a crafted language file and the Language::factory function.

Solution(s)

  • mediawiki-upgrade-1_16_2

References

  • mediawiki-upgrade-1_16_2

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