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MediaWiki: Improper Authentication (CVE-2013-4304)

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MediaWiki: Improper Authentication (CVE-2013-4304)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
01/26/2014
Created
10/26/2019
Added
10/23/2019
Modified
10/23/2019

Description

The CentralAuth extension for MediaWiki 1.19.x before 1.19.8, 1.20.x before 1.20.7, and 1.21.x before 1.21.2 caches a valid CentralAuthUser object in the centralauth_User cookie even when a user has not successfully logged in, which allows remote attackers to bypass authentication without a password.

Solution(s)

  • mediawiki-upgrade-latest

References

  • mediawiki-upgrade-latest

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