Check Point Advisories

MediaWiki Input Validation Remote Code Execution (CVE-2014-1610)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0764
Date Published: 28 Jan 2014
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: Sunday 28 May, 2023
Source: CVE-2014-1610
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

Who is Vulnerable? MediaWiki 1.8 - 1.22.1
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in MediaWiki. The vulnerability is due to improper validation of user data. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially crafted HTTP request to the target.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the MediaWiki Input Validation Remote Code Execution (CVE-2014-1610) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Web Server Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: MediaWiki Input Validation Remote Code Execution (CVE-2014-1610)

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