CVE-2015-6728

NameCVE-2015-6728
DescriptionThe ApiBase::getWatchlistUser function in MediaWiki before 1.23.10, 1.24.x before 1.24.3, and 1.25.x before 1.25.2 does not perform token comparison in constant time, which allows remote attackers to guess the watchlist token and bypass CSRF protection via a timing attack.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh
Debian Bugs799096

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
mediawiki (PTS)stretch1:1.27.7-1~deb9u3fixed
stretch (security)1:1.27.7-1~deb9u5fixed
buster1:1.31.7-1~deb10u1fixed
buster (security)1:1.31.10-1~deb10u1fixed
bullseye, sid1:1.35.0-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
mediawikisourcesqueeze(unfixed)end-of-life
mediawikisource(unstable)1:1.25.5-1799096

Notes

[wheezy] - mediawiki <no-dsa> (Minor issues)
[squeeze] - mediawiki <end-of-life> (Not supported in Squeeze LTS)
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T94116

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