[MediaWiki-l] Restoring MediaWiki after the Drupal exploit?
boris.steipe at utoronto.ca
Mon Nov 3 00:51:27 UTC 2014
I expect they would be different databases. But would not an exploit be able to escalate privileges so that all databases could be affected?
On Nov 2, 2014, at 7:43 PM, Tom <tom at hutch4.us> wrote:
> Just to be clear. Your MW and Drupal share the same DB with a different prefix?
>> On Nov 2, 2014, at 6:31 PM, Alex Monk <krenair at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Just be careful about the 'MediaWiki:' restricted namespace pages. Those
>>> On 2 November 2014 23:20, Bartosz Dziewoński <matma.rex at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, 02 Nov 2014 23:53:28 +0100, Boris Steipe <boris.steipe at utoronto.ca>
>>> If I understand the Drupal advisory correctly, backdoors could have been
>>>> installed in the database. I don't know nearly enough about this, but I
>>>> suspect this could mean that a backdoor could reappear on the new machine
>>>> if I were to dump my current Wiki tables from the old machine and reinstall
>>>> them on the new machine. Is this correct? And if so, what would the best
>>>> strategy be for recovery? I hope this can be done more efficiently than
>>>> copy/pasting Wikitext.
>>> If you want to be extra paranoid, and you only care about the contents of
>>> pages (and possibly their earlier versions) and none of all the boring
>>> extra data, then you can export and import the contents of wiki pages. This
>>> should always be safe, as MediaWiki assumes that all page text is hostile
>>> user input and always parses and escapes everything that needs it.
>>> Bartosz Dziewoński
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