Access Restriction Bypass

Affecting mediawiki/core package, versions >=1.32.0, <1.35.2 || <1.31.12

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Overview

mediawiki/core is a Free software wiki application developed by the Wikimedia Foundation and others.

Note: This package is not maintained on Packagist anymore, but newer releases exist.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Access Restriction Bypass. Users can bypass intended restrictions on deleting pages in certain "fast double move" situations. MovePage::isValidMoveTarget() uses FOR UPDATE, but it's only called if Title::getArticleID() returns non-zero with no special flags. Next, MovePage::moveToInternal() will delete the page if getArticleID(READ_LATEST) is non-zero. Therefore, if the page is missing in the replica DB, isValidMove() will return true, and then moveToInternal() will unconditionally delete the page if it can be found in the master.

Remediation

Upgrade mediawiki/core to version 1.35.2, 1.31.12 or higher.

References

CVSS Score

6.5
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    Low
  • Integrity
    Low
  • Availability
    None
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:R
Credit
Unknown
CVE
CVE-2021-30159
CWE
CWE-284
Snyk ID
SNYK-PHP-MEDIAWIKICORE-1244522
Disclosed
09 Apr, 2021
Published
09 Apr, 2021