CVE-2012-4381

NameCVE-2012-4381
DescriptionMediaWiki before 1.18.5, and 1.19.x before 1.19.2 saves passwords in the local database, (1) which could make it easier for context-dependent attackers to obtain cleartext passwords via a brute-force attack or, (2) when an authentication plugin returns a false in the strict function, could allow remote attackers to use old passwords for non-existing accounts in an external authentication system via unspecified vectors.
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Debian Bugs686330

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
mediawiki (PTS)buster1:1.31.16-1+deb10u2fixed
buster (security)1:1.31.16-1+deb10u7fixed
bullseye1:1.35.13-1~deb11u1fixed
bullseye (security)1:1.35.13-1+deb11u2fixed
bookworm1:1.39.5-1~deb12u1fixed
bookworm (security)1:1.39.7-1~deb12u1fixed
sid, trixie1:1.39.7-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
mediawikisourcesqueeze(unfixed)end-of-life
mediawikisource(unstable)1:1.19.2-1686330

Notes

https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39184
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/08/31/6

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