Intrusion Prevention

MediaWiki.SyntaxHighlight.Extend.Option.Remote.Code.Injection

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a SQL Injection vulnerability in MediaWiki SyntaxHighlight extension.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of HTTP parameters when processing HTTP requests. It may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL statements via a crafted HTTP request which could lead to arbitrary code execution with database privileges.

Affected Products

MediaWiki version 1.28.1 and prior
MediaWiki version 1.27.2 and prior

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can add, view, delete or modify data in the database of the affected application

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-announce/2017-April/000207.html

CVE References

CVE-2017-0372