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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2017-0372

Parameters injection in the SyntaxHighlight extension of Mediawiki before 1.23.16, 1.27.3 and 1.28.2 might result in multiple vulnerabilities.
Publish Date : 2018-04-13 Last Update Date : 2018-05-17
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.5
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 74

- Products Affected By CVE-2017-0372

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Debian Debian Linux 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Debian Debian Linux 9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Mediawiki Mediawiki 1.23.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Mediawiki Mediawiki 1.27.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Mediawiki Mediawiki 1.27.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Mediawiki Mediawiki 1.27.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Mediawiki Mediawiki 1.28.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Mediawiki Mediawiki 1.28.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Debian Debian Linux 2
Mediawiki Mediawiki 6

- References For CVE-2017-0372

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2017-0372 CONFIRM
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T158689 CONFIRM
https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-announce/2017-April/000209.html
MLIST [mediawiki-announce] 20170430 Security release 1.27.3 and 1.28.2
https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-announce/2017-April/000207.html
MLIST [mediawiki-announce] 20170406 Security Release: 1.28.1 / 1.27.2 / 1.23.16
https://bugs.debian.org/861585

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2017-0372

MediaWiki SyntaxHighlight extension option injection vulnerability
This module exploits an option injection vulnerability in the SyntaxHighlight extension of MediaWiki. It tries to create & execute a PHP file in the document root. The USERNAME & PASSWORD options are only needed if the Wiki is configured as private. This vulnerability affects any MediaWiki installation with SyntaxHighlight version 2.0 installed & enabled. This extension ships with the AIO package of MediaWiki version 1.27.x & 1.28.x. A fix for this issue is included in MediaWiki version 1.28.2 and version 1.27.3.
Module type : exploit Rank : good Platforms : PHP


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