Reasons for upgrading your Mediawiki regularly.
Affects: Versions < 1.5.2
What can happen: "An attacker may leverage this issue to have arbitrary script code executed in the browser of an unsuspecting user in the context of the affected site. This may facilitate the theft of cookie-based authentication credentials as well as other attacks."
- [MediaWiki-announce MediaWiki 1.4beta6 released (SECURITY)]
Affects: Versions < 1.4beta6
Affects: Versions < 1.6.6
What can happen: "An XSS injection vector in brace replacement has been fixed, as have some potential problems with table parsing. Upgrading is strongly recommended "
- Any wikis running a 1.5 beta or release candidate are strongly recommended to upgrade to the latest stable releas
Affects: Versions < 1.5
What can happen: "a number of bug fixes and a security fix for CSS bugs in Microsoft Internet Explorer as well as a security hole caused by broken validation of the user language option."
Affects: SUSE Linux 9.3 and 10.0. with mediawiki package
Affects: Versions < 1.5.4
- [http://www.skillzdesign.com/mwiki/RELEASE-NOTES Mediawiki 1.6.8
Affects: Versions < 1.6.8
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