Bug 1909240 (CVE-2020-35480) - CVE-2020-35480 mediawiki: divergent behavior for contributions and user pages of hidden users and missing users
Summary: CVE-2020-35480 mediawiki: divergent behavior for contributions and user pages...
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Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2020-35480
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1909241 1910209
Blocks: 1909242
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2020-12-18 17:16 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2021-02-16 18:27 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: mediawiki 1.31.11, mediawiki 1.35.1
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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-12-18 17:16:14 UTC
An issue was discovered in MediaWiki before 1.35.1. Missing users (accounts that don't exist) and hidden users (accounts that have been explicitly hidden due to being abusive, or similar) that the viewer cannot see are handled differently, exposing sensitive information about the hidden status to unprivileged viewers. This exists on various code paths.

References:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T120883
https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-announce/2020-December/000268.html

Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-12-18 17:16:29 UTC
Created mediawiki tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1909241]


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