CVE-2020-11037 Detail

Current Description

In Wagtail before versions 2.7.2 and 2.8.2, a potential timing attack exists on pages or documents that have been protected with a shared password through Wagtail's "Privacy" controls. This password check is performed through a character-by-character string comparison, and so an attacker who is able to measure the time taken by this check to a high degree of accuracy could potentially use timing differences to gain knowledge of the password. This is understood to be feasible on a local network, but not on the public internet. Privacy settings that restrict access to pages/documents on a per-user or per-group basis (as opposed to a shared password) are unaffected by this vulnerability. This has been patched in 2.7.3, 2.8.2, 2.9.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  4.7 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  6.1 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:L/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/wagtail/wagtail/security/advisories/GHSA-jjjr-3jcw-f8v6 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-362 Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-208 Observable Timing Discrepancy Reference acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-11037
NVD Published Date:
04/30/2020
NVD Last Modified:
05/08/2020
Source:
GitHub, Inc.