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Missing Authentication for Critical Function

CVE-2019-12468

Severity High
Score 9.8/10

Summary

An Incorrect Access Control vulnerability was found in Wikimedia MediaWiki prior to 1.32.2. Directly POSTing to Special:ChangeEmail would allow for bypassing re-authentication, allowing for potential account takeover.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-306 - Missing Authentication for Critical Function

The software does not perform any authentication for functionality that requires a provable user identity or consumes a significant amount of resources.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published