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Security Advisory for Bugzilla 2.18.1 and 2.19.3
From: mkanat () bugzilla org
Date: 8 Jul 2005 06:46:17 -0000
Bugzilla is a Web-based bug-tracking system, used by a large number of
This advisory covers two security bugs that have recently been
discovered and fixed in the Bugzilla code:
+ Any user can change a flag on any bug. This also allows the
attacker to expose the summary of any bug, even a hidden bug.
+ Summaries of private bugs are sometimes exposed under a very rare
condition if you use MySQL replication.
All Bugzilla installations are advised to upgrade to the latest stable
version of Bugzilla, 2.18.2.
Development snapshots of 2.19 and above are also vulnerable. If you are
using a development snapshot, you should upgrade to the release candidate
(2.20rc1), use CVS to update, or apply the patches from the specific
bugs listed below.
Class: Unauthorized Bug Change, Information Leak
Versions: 2.17.1 - 2.18.1, 2.19.1 - 2.19.3
Description: Any user can change any flag on any bug, even if they don't
have access to that bug, or even if they can't normally
make bug changes. This also allows them to expose the
summary of a bug.
By manually modifying a link to process_bug.cgi, it is possible
to change a flag on a bug that you do not have access to,
because Bugzilla does not validate that the flag you are
attempting to change is associated with the bug that you
are attempting to change.
If the attacker makes a flag change which causes the attacker
to be emailed, the attacker will see the summary of the bug
in that email.
If you are using the request_group or grant_group features
of 2.19, the attacker will be prevented from exploiting
this security hole if they do not have permission to
change the flag in the fashion that they are changing it.
Class: Information Leak
Versions: 2.17.1 and above
Description: Bugs are inserted into the database before they are marked
as private, in Bugzilla code. Thus, MySQL replication can
lag in between the time that the bug is inserted and when
it is marked as private (usually less than a second). If
replication lags at this point, the bug summary will be
accessible to all users until replication catches up.
Also, on a very slow machine, there may be a pause
longer than a second that allows users to see the title of
the newly-filed bug.
The fixes for all of the security bugs mentioned in this advisory
are included in the 2.18.2 and 2.20rc1 releases. Upgrading
to these releases will protect installations from possible exploits
of these issues.
Full release downloads, patches to upgrade Bugzilla from previous
versions, and CVS upgrade instructions are available at:
Specific patches for each of the individual issues can be found on the
corresponding bug reports for each issue, at the URL given in the
reference for that issue in the list above.
The Bugzilla team wish to thank the following people for their
assistance in locating, advising us of, and assisting us to fix
General information about the Bugzilla bug-tracking system can be found
Comments and follow-ups can be directed to the
netscape.public.mozilla.webtools newsgroup or the mozilla-webtools
mailing list; http://www.bugzilla.org/support/ has directions for
accessing these forums.
- Security Advisory for Bugzilla 2.18.1 and 2.19.3 mkanat (Jul 08)