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MediaWiki: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting') (CVE-2011-1578)

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MediaWiki: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting') (CVE-2011-1578)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
04/26/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/24/2017
Modified
12/03/2019

Description

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in MediaWiki before 1.16.3, when Internet Explorer 6 or earlier is used, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via an uploaded file accessed with a dangerous extension such as .html at the end of the query string, in conjunction with a modified URI path that has a %2E sequence in place of the . (dot) character.

Solution(s)

  • mediawiki-upgrade-1_16_3

References

  • mediawiki-upgrade-1_16_3

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