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Bug 13255 - Option to disallow special page transclusion
Option to disallow special page transclusion
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2008-03-05 07:36 UTC by René Kijewski
Modified: 2008-03-05 19:21 UTC (History)
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Description René Kijewski 2008-03-05 07:36:45 UTC
As yesterday an exploit in de.wp broke the Wikipedia for half an hour, I propose an option in the localsettings to disallow the transclusion of (some) special pages like newpages, recentchanges, etc.

This should be turned on the Wikimedia project, because if "some bad guy" or an admin running amok puts {{Special:Newpages}} and/or {{Special:Recentchanges}} into any often used template (e.g. {{!}}), it could brake the site again.
Comment 1 Alexandre Emsenhuber [IAlex] 2008-03-05 12:14:42 UTC
There is already $wgAllowSpecialInclusion <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgAllowSpecialInclusion> to allow special page transclusion (enabled by default).
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2008-03-05 19:21:07 UTC
The correct fix is simply to have appropriate limit settings on these queries.

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