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CVE-2009-4589 Detail

Current Description

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Special:Block implementation in the getContribsLink function in SpecialBlockip.php in MediaWiki 1.14.0 and 1.15.0 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the ip parameter.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-announce/2009-July/000087.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35662 Patch
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1882 Patch Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19693
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/51687

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:mediawiki:mediawik:i1.15.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mediawiki:mediawiki:1.14.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-4589
NVD Published Date:
01/07/2010
NVD Last Modified:
08/16/2017