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Overview :
New vulnerabilities discovered in MediaWiki
Affected Product(s) :
  • MediaWiki before 1.19.4 and 1.20.x before 1.20.3
Vulnerability Details :
CVE ID : CVE-2013-1817
MediaWiki before 1.19.4 and 1.20.x before 1.20.3 contains an error in the api.php script which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information.
CVE ID : CVE-2013-1816
MediaWiki before 1.19.4 and 1.20.x before 1.20.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) by sending a specially crafted request.

Remediation / Fixes :

All MediaWiki 1.21.x users should upgrade to the latest version :

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/mediawiki-1.21.2"

All MediaWiki 1.20.x users should upgrade to the latest version :

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/mediawiki-1.20.7"

All MediaWiki 1.19.x users should upgrade to the latest version :

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/mediawiki-1.19.8"