CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-11-30
Bugzilla: 882325: CVE-2012-5391 mediawiki: Vulnerable to session fixation attacks


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Session fixation vulnerability in Special:UserLogin in MediaWiki before 1.18.6, 1.19.x before 1.19.3, and 1.20.x before 1.20.1 allows remote attackers to hijack web sessions via the session_id.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5391 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 4.3
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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