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Improper Access Control


Severity Medium
Score 5.3/10


MediaWiki through 1.32.1 has Incorrect Access Control (issue 1 of 3). A spammer can use Special:ChangeEmail to send out spam with no rate limiting or ability to block them. Fixed in 1.32.2, 1.31.2, 1.30.2 and 1.27.6.

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CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Listed 5th in the 'OWASP Top Ten', improper (or broken) access control attacks are a fundamental type of vulnerability. This includes a broad range of design flaws that enable users to act outside of their intended permissions. They can use these privileges to gain access to restricted files and functionality such as accessing restricted information, falsifying records, destroying data, or executing commands.


Advisory Timeline

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