[SECURITY] Fedora 15 Update: mediawiki-1.16.4-57.fc15

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Fedora Update Notification
2011-04-17 02:02:08

Name        : mediawiki
Product     : Fedora 15
Version     : 1.16.4
Release     : 57.fc15
URL         : http://www.mediawiki.org/
Summary     : A wiki engine
Description :
MediaWiki is the software used for Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia
Foundation websites. Compared to other wikis, it has an excellent
range of features and support for high-traffic websites using multiple

This package supports wiki farms. Read the instructions for creating wiki instances under /usr/share/doc/mediawiki-1.16.4/README.RPM.
Remember to remove the config dir after completing the configuration.

Update Information:

This update brings mediawiki to version 1.16.2, which is the latest stable release at the moment, but currently also the only supported and recommended release by the mediawiki developer community.

Further changes:
* some simple wiki management functionality was added:
  * mw-createinstance <path> creates a wiki instance under
    <path>, which is autoupgraded upon package updates.
  * any wiki path entered in /etc/mediawiki/instances will be
    autoupgraded upon package updates.
  * /var/www/wiki is entered into this list automatically, but
    you can remove it if you don't want this instance to be
* opensearch and suggestions are enabled by default
* several bug fixes (see changelog).

  [ 1 ] Bug #614065 - mediawiki opensearch_desc.php has bad path
  [ 2 ] Bug #644325 - /etc/httpd/conf.d/mediawiki.conf has execute permission
  [ 3 ] Bug #682281 - Mediawiki uses the reserved word Namespace introduced in latest release of PHP
  [ 4 ] Bug #662402 - Cannot enable math display for mediawiki
  [ 5 ] Bug #674456 - CVE-2011-0047 mediawiki: multiple vulnerabilities corrected in mediawiki 1.16.2 [fedora-all]
  [ 6 ] Bug #667201 - CVE-2011-0003 mediawiki: clickjacking vulnerability [fedora-all]
  [ 7 ] Bug #620226 - CVE-2010-2787 CVE-2010-2788 mediawiki various flaws [fedora-all]
  [ 8 ] Bug #696361 - CVE-2011-1578 CVE-2011-1579 CVE-2011-1580 mediawiki: multiple vulnerabilities fixed in 1.16.3 [fedora-all]

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update mediawiki' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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