MediaWiki Password Reset Cross-site Request Forgery Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8181


The remote web server is running a PHP application that is affected by a cross-site request forgery.


In versions older than 1.22.5, 1.21.8, and 1.19.14, WikiMedia contains a flaw in Special:ChangePassword, due to its implementation of the password reset action. An attacker could leverage the lack of explicit confirmation, unique tokens, or multi-step process, to induce a victim to reset their password via a specially crafted link.


Upgrade to MediaWiki version 1.22.5, 1.21.8, or 1.19.14, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 8181

Family: CGI

Published: 2014/04/03

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:X/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mediawiki:mediawiki

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/03/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2665

BID: 66600