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Check Point Discovers Critical Vulnerability In MediaWiki

Check Point found a critical vulnerability in the MediaWiki project Web platform, which includes Wikipedia.org, with over 94 million unique visitors per month. This critical vulnerability left MediaWiki (version 1.8 onwards) exposed to remote code execution (RCE), where an attacker can gain complete control of the vulnerable web server. They alerted the WikiMedia Foundation about the vulnerability, and after verification, the Foundation issued an update and patch to the MediaWiki software.