Bug 853440 (CVE-2012-4380) - CVE-2012-4380 mediawiki: Did not prevent account creation for IP addresses blocked with GlobalBlocking
Summary: CVE-2012-4380 mediawiki: Did not prevent account creation for IP addresses bl...
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Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2012-4380
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 853446 853447
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2012-08-31 14:04 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: mediawiki 1.19.2, mediawiki 1.18.5
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-08-31 14:04:25 UTC
A security flaw was found in the way MediaWiki, a wiki engine, performed account creation capability validation for certain IP addresses (IP addresses blocked with GlobalBlocking extension were incorrectly still allowed to create new user accounts). A remote attacker could use this flaw to circumvent the GlobalBlocking account creation prevention mechanism.

References:
[1] http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/wiki/mediawiki/295767

Upstream bug:
[2] https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39824

Upstream patch against the 1.18 version:
[3] https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39824#c0

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-08-31 14:05:06 UTC
This issue affects the versions of the mediawiki package, as shipped with Fedora release of 16 and 17. Please schedule an update.

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This issue affects the version of the mediawiki package, as shipped with Fedora EPEL 5. Please schedule an update.

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-08-31 14:37:30 UTC
CVE request:
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/08/31/6

Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-08-31 14:40:45 UTC
Created mediawiki tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 853446]

Comment 4 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-08-31 14:42:39 UTC
Created mediawiki tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: epel-5 [bug 853447]

Comment 5 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-09-03 08:23:37 UTC
The CVE identifier of CVE-2012-4380 has been assigned to this issue:
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/08/31/10


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