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MediaWiki: Use of Hard-coded Credentials (CVE-2012-4381)

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MediaWiki: Use of Hard-coded Credentials (CVE-2012-4381)

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
02/08/2020
Created
02/15/2020
Added
02/14/2020
Modified
02/14/2020

Description

MediaWiki before 1.18.5, and 1.19.x before 1.19.2 saves passwords in the local database, (1) which could make it easier for context-dependent attackers to obtain cleartext passwords via a brute-force attack or, (2) when an authentication plugin returns a false in the strict function, could allow remote attackers to use old passwords for non-existing accounts in an external authentication system via unspecified vectors.

Solution(s)

  • mediawiki-upgrade-1_18_5
  • mediawiki-upgrade-1_19_2

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