[SECURITY] Fedora 22 Update: mediawiki-1.24.2-1.fc22

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Fedora Update Notification
2015-04-04 15:17:54

Name        : mediawiki
Product     : Fedora 22
Version     : 1.24.2
Release     : 1.fc22
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/README.RPM.
Remember to remove the config dir after completing the configuration.

Update Information:

Changes since 1.24.1

* (bug T85848, bug T71210) SECURITY: Don't parse XMP blocks that contain XML entities, to prevent various DoS attacks.
* (bug T85848) SECURITY: Don't allow directly calling Xml::isWellFormed, to reduce likelihood of DoS.
* (bug T88310) SECURITY: Always expand xml entities when checking SVG's.
* (bug T73394) SECURITY: Escape > in Html::expandAttributes to prevent XSS.
* (bug T85855) SECURITY: Don't execute another user's CSS or JS on preview.
* (bug T64685) SECURITY: Allow setting maximal password length to prevent DoS when using PBKDF2.
* (bug T85349, bug T85850, bug T86711) SECURITY: Multiple issues fixed in SVG filtering to prevent XSS and protect viewer's privacy.
*  Fix case of SpecialAllPages/SpecialAllMessages in SpecialPageFactory to fix loading these special pages when $wgAutoloadAttemptLowercase is false.
* (bug T70087) Fix Special:ActiveUsers page for installations using PostgreSQL.
* (bug T76254) Fix deleting of pages with PostgreSQL. Requires a schema change and running update.php to fix.


  [ 1 ] Bug #1208072 - mediawiki: mediawiki: security issues fixed in the 1.24.2, 1.23.9, and 1.19.24 releases

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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