CVSS 3.1 Score 6.1 of 10 (medium)


Published Jan 12, 2024
Updated: Jan 18, 2024


CVE-2024-23179 is a cyber vulnerability that affects the GlobalBlocking extension in MediaWiki before version 1.40.2. This vulnerability allows for cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks to occur through a specific URI, leading to potential i18n-based XSS exploitation via the parentheses message in subtitle links. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of MEDIUM, with a base score of 6.1 out of 10. It requires user interaction and can be exploited over a network. The impact on integrity and confidentiality is low, with no availability impact. To remediate this vulnerability, organizations should update their MediaWiki installation to version 1.40.2 or later.

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