CVE-2021-30159 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in MediaWiki before 1.31.12 and 1.32.x through 1.35.x before 1.35.2. Users can bypass intended restrictions on deleting pages in certain "fast double move" situations. MovePage::isValidMoveTarget() uses FOR UPDATE, but it's only called if Title::getArticleID() returns non-zero with no special flags. Next, MovePage::moveToInternal() will delete the page if getArticleID(READ_LATEST) is non-zero. Therefore, if the page is missing in the replica DB, isValidMove() will return true, and then moveToInternal() will unconditionally delete the page if it can be found in the master.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/05/msg00003.html Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/05/msg00006.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/26UJGHF7LJDOCQN6A3Z4PM7PYRKENJHE/ Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/2OMSV7B2TCFBOCICN3B4SMQP5HVRJQIT/ Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T272386 Exploit  Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://www.debian.org/security/2021/dsa-4889 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
NVD-CWE-noinfo Insufficient Information cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-30159
NVD Published Date:
04/09/2021
NVD Last Modified:
06/04/2021
Source:
MITRE