[SECURITY] Fedora 9 Update: mediawiki-1.13.3-42.fc9

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Fedora Update Notification
2008-12-24 11:10:49

Name        : mediawiki
Product     : Fedora 9
Version     : 1.13.3
Release     : 42.fc9
URL         : http://www.mediawiki.org/
Summary     : A wiki engine
Description :
MediaWiki is the software used for Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia
Foundation websites. Compared to other wikis, it has an excellent
range of features and support for high-traffic websites using multiple

This package supports wiki farms. Copy /var/www/wiki over to the
desired wiki location and configure it through the web
interface. Remember to remove the config dir after completing the

Update Information:

This is a security release of MediaWiki 1.13.3.    Some of the security issues
affect *all* versions of MediaWiki except the versions released on Dec. 15th, so
all site administrators are encouraged to upgrade.    CVEs assigned to the
mentioned MediaWiki update:    CVE-2008-5249  Cross-site scripting (XSS)
vulnerability in MediaWiki 1.13.0 through 1.13.2 allows remote attackers to
inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors.    CVE-2008-5250
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in MediaWiki before 1.6.11, 1.12.x
before 1.12.2, and 1.13.x before 1.13.3, 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.    CVE-2008-5252  Cross-site request forgery (CSRF)
vulnerability in the Special:Import feature in MediaWiki 1.3.0 through 1.6.10,
1.12.x before 1.12.2, and 1.13.x before 1.13.3 allows remote attackers to
perform unspecified actions as authenticated users via unknown vectors.    As
well as other two issue mentioned in the upstream announcement, treated as
security enhancement rather than vulnerability fixes by upstream:
CVE-2008-5687  MediaWiki 1.11 through 1.13.3 does not properly protect against
the download of backups of deleted images, which might allow remote attackers to
obtain sensitive information via requests for files in images/deleted/.
CVE-2008-5688  MediaWiki 1.8.1 through 1.13.3, when the wgShowExceptionDetails
variable is enabled, sometimes provides the full installation path in a
debugging message, which might allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive
information via unspecified requests that trigger an uncaught exception.

* Tue Dec 23 2008 Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net> - 1.13.3-42
- Update to 1.13.3, closes RH bug #476621 (CVE-2008-5249,
  CVE-2008-5250, CVE-2008-5252 and CVE-2008-5687, CVE-2008-5688)
* Sun Oct  5 2008 Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net> - 1.13.2-41
- Update to 1.13.2.
* Sun Aug 24 2008 Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net> - 1.13.0-40
- Use consistently Patch0 and %patch0.
* Sat Aug 16 2008 Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net> - 1.13.0-39
- Update to 1.13.0.
* Wed May 21 2008 Tom "spot" Callaway <tcallawa at redhat.com> 1.10.4-40
- fix license tag

  [ 1 ] Bug #476621 - mediawiki: multiple XSS and CSRF issues (CVE-2008-5249, CVE-2008-5250, CVE-2008-5252,  CVE-2008-5687,  CVE-2008-5688)

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update mediawiki' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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