Bug 620224 (CVE-2010-2787) - CVE-2010-2787 MediaWiki (< v1.15.5, v1.16.0): Private data leakage via public caching headers
Summary: CVE-2010-2787 MediaWiki (< v1.15.5, v1.16.0): Private data leakage via public...
Alias: CVE-2010-2787
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 620226
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Reported: 2010-08-01 16:14 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2021-10-19 09:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2021-10-19 09:12:36 UTC

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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2010-08-01 16:14:11 UTC
Tim Starling reported:
  [1] https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=24565#c0

a deficiency in the way MediaWiki processed private cache headers
for almost all API operations. Further exact flaw implications from Tim [1]:

A user's browser can be tricked into requesting private data with public
caching headers, via a CSRF-style attack on an external web page. The attacker
would cause the victim's browser to request private data with public caching
headers, then the attacker would download the same data from the intermediate
HTTP proxy, bypassing access controls.

  [2] http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-announce/2010-July/000092.html

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-08-01 16:18:30 UTC
This issue affects the versions of the mediawiki package, as shipped
with Fedora release of 12 and 13.

Please fix.

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-08-01 16:23:22 UTC
Created mediawiki tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 620226]

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