CVE-2008-5688

NameCVE-2008-5688
DescriptionMediaWiki 1.8.1, and other versions before 1.13.3, when the wgShowExceptionDetails variable is enabled, sometimes provides the full installation path in a debugging message, which might allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via unspecified requests that trigger an uncaught exception.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
mediawiki (PTS)buster1:1.31.16-1+deb10u2fixed
buster (security)1:1.31.16-1+deb10u7fixed
bullseye1:1.35.13-1~deb11u1fixed
bullseye (security)1:1.35.13-1+deb11u2fixed
bookworm1:1.39.5-1~deb12u1fixed
bookworm (security)1:1.39.7-1~deb12u1fixed
sid, trixie1:1.39.7-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
mediawikisource(unstable)1:1.13.3-1unimportant
mediawiki1.7source(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

Installation path disclosure not treated as a security issue

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