Improper Privilege Management
Mediawiki 1.31 before 1.31.1, 1.30.1, 1.29.3 and 1.27.5 contains a flaw where contrary to the documentation, $wgRateLimits entry for 'user' overrides that for 'newbie'.
CWE-269 - Improper Privilege Management
An effective privilege management infrastructure provides valid users with required access and privileges across heterogeneous technology environments. An application with a faulty privilege management infrastructure allows higher than authorized privileges or enables privilege escalation. This can lead to security incidents such as system infiltration, data breach, and complete system takeover.