MediaWiki 1.37.0/1.37.1 index.php denial of service

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in MediaWiki 1.37.0/1.37.1 (Content Management System). This issue affects an unknown code block of the file w/index.php?title=Special%3AWhatLinksHere&target=Property%3AP31&namespace=1&invert=1. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-404. The program does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. Impacted is availability. The summary by CVE is:

A denial-of-service issue was discovered in MediaWiki 1.37.x before 1.37.2. Rendering of w/index.php?title=Special%3AWhatLinksHere&target=Property%3AP31&namespace=1&invert=1 can take more than thirty seconds. There is a DDoS risk.

The weakness was released 09/20/2022 as T297754. The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2022-28204 since 03/30/2022. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1499 for this issue.

Upgrading to version 1.37.2 eliminates this vulnerability.





  • open-source

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.3

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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NVD Base Score: 7.5
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: MediaWiki 1.37.2


03/30/2022 CVE reserved
09/20/2022 +174 days Advisory disclosed
09/20/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
10/20/2022 +30 days VulDB last update



Advisory: T297754
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-28204 (🔒)


Created: 09/20/2022 07:50 AM
Updated: 10/20/2022 07:10 PM
Changes: 09/20/2022 07:50 AM (41), 10/20/2022 07:10 PM (11)
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