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MediaWiki: Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') (CVE-2014-2243)

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MediaWiki: Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') (CVE-2014-2243)

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
Published
03/01/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/24/2017
Modified
10/23/2019

Description

includes/User.php in MediaWiki before 1.19.12, 1.20.x and 1.21.x before 1.21.6, and 1.22.x before 1.22.3 terminates validation of a user token upon encountering the first incorrect character, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain access via a brute-force attack that relies on timing differences in responses to incorrect token guesses.

Solution(s)

  • mediawiki-upgrade-latest

References

  • mediawiki-upgrade-latest

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