Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in MediaWiki before 1.16.4, 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 located before a ? (question mark) in a query string, in conjunction with a modified URI path that has a %2E sequence in place of the . (dot) character. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2011-1578.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification
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[oss-security] 20110418 Re: CVE request: mediawiki 1.16.4, incomplete fix of CVE-2011-1578
[mediawiki-announce] 20110414 MediaWiki security release 1.16.4
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