Bug#578691: libmediawiki-perl: Security update of mediawiki will break login API

Raphael Geissert geissert at debian.org
Thu Apr 29 03:15:17 UTC 2010


On Tuesday 27 April 2010 06:46:01 Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> Hi,
> the planned security update for mediawiki/1.12.0-2lenny5 will break
> libmediawiki-perl: the Perl module will no longer be able to log in [1].
> I prepared a patch for this problem (attached).
> Please tell us when we should go ahead and upload the package or when
> you need more information.

libmediawiki-perl should be updated via a SPU. Please coordinate with the 
release team.

The package already fails to login to sites that have been upgraded, such as 
wikipedia. The bug report was mainly to give a heads up.

P.S. I plan to release the DSA during the weekend.

Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer
www.debian.org - get.debian.net
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