Bug 806350 (CVE-2012-1579) - CVE-2012-1579 mediawiki (v1.18.2): Possibility to load user.tokens module remotely
Summary: CVE-2012-1579 mediawiki (v1.18.2): Possibility to load user.tokens module rem...
Alias: CVE-2012-1579
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 806396
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-03-23 14:02 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:51 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-03-26 09:29:25 UTC

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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-03-23 14:02:44 UTC
A private data exposure flaw wa found in the way the resource loader of MediaWiki, a wiki engine, handled access privileges to the user.tokens module. If a remote attacker could trick a valid MediaWiki user into visiting a specially-crafted web page, it could allow the attacker to compromise the MediaWiki account of the victim by stealing the contents of tokens used for CSRF protection.

[1] http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2012-March/059230.html

Upstream bug report:
[2] https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=34907

Patch against v1.17 version:
[3] https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=34907#c7

Patch against v1.18 version:
[4] https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=34907#c8

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-03-23 14:08:07 UTC
This issue did NOT affect the versions of the mediawiki package, as shipped with Fedora release of 15 and 16.


This issue did NOT affect the version of the mediawiki package, as shipped with Fedora EPEL 5.

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-03-26 09:13:09 UTC
The CVE identifier of CVE-2012-1579 has been assigned to this issue:

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