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Advisories

MGASA-2021-0346 - Updated mediawiki packages fix a security vulnerability

Publication date: 12 Jul 2021
URL: https://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2021-0346.html
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases: 7, 8
CVE: CVE-2021-35197

In MediaWiki before 1.31.15, 1.32.x through 1.35.x before 1.35.3, and 1.36.x
before 1.36.1, bots have certain unintended API access. When a bot account has
a "sitewide block" applied, it is able to still "purge" pages through the
MediaWiki Action API (which a "sitewide block" should have prevented)
(CVE-2021-35197).

The mediawiki packages are upgraded to latest version for their branches.
See upstream release notes for other bugfixes.

References:
- https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29190
- https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Release_notes/1.35#MediaWiki_1.35.3
- https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_1.31
- https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-35197

SRPMS:
- 7/core/mediawiki-1.31.15-1.mga7
- 8/core/mediawiki-1.35.3-1.1.mga8

Mageia 2021-0346: mediawiki security update

In MediaWiki before 1.31.15, 1.32.x through 1.35.x before 1.35.3, and 1.36.x before 1.36.1, bots have certain unintended API access

Summary

In MediaWiki before 1.31.15, 1.32.x through 1.35.x before 1.35.3, and 1.36.x before 1.36.1, bots have certain unintended API access. When a bot account has a "sitewide block" applied, it is able to still "purge" pages through the MediaWiki Action API (which a "sitewide block" should have prevented) (CVE-2021-35197).
The mediawiki packages are upgraded to latest version for their branches. See upstream release notes for other bugfixes.

References

- https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29190

- https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Release_notes/1.35#MediaWiki_1.35.3

- https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_1.31

- https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-35197

Resolution

MGASA-2021-0346 - Updated mediawiki packages fix a security vulnerability

SRPMS

- 7/core/mediawiki-1.31.15-1.mga7

- 8/core/mediawiki-1.35.3-1.1.mga8

Severity
Publication date: 12 Jul 2021
URL: https://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2021-0346.html
Type: security
CVE: CVE-2021-35197

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