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Security Advisory for Bugzilla 2.18, 2.19.2, and 2.16.8
From: Max Kanat-Alexander <mkanat () bugzilla org>
Date: 12 May 2005 12:23:49 -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:
+ In all versions of Bugzilla since at least 2.16, it is possible
to guess the name of a hidden product and have Bugzilla confirm that
you were correct.
+ In Bugzilla 2.18 and above, a user's username and password are
sometimes exposed in the URL after generating a Report.
All Bugzilla installations are advised to upgrade to the latest stable
version of Bugzilla, 2.18.1.
Development snapshots of 2.19 and above are also vulnerable. If you are
using a development snapshot, you should obtain a newer one (2.19.3)
or use CVS to update or apply the patches from the specific bugs listed
Class: Information Leak
Versions: 2.10 through 2.18, 2.19.1, 2.19.2
Description: If a user correctly guesses the name of a product that
should be invisible to them, they will be specifically
informed that they do not have access to it, thus letting
them know that the product exists.
Also, users can enter bugs into products that are closed for
bug entry, if they correctly guess the name of the product.
Class: User Password Embedded in URL
Versions: 2.17.1 through 2.18, 2.19.1, 2.19.2
Description: The user's password can be embedded as part of a report URL,
and thus visible in the web server logs, if the user is
prompted to log in while attempting to view a chart.
The fixes for all of the security bugs mentioned in this advisory
are included in the 2.16.9, 2.18.1, and 2.19.3 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.
Release Manager, Bugzilla Project
- Security Advisory for Bugzilla 2.18, 2.19.2, and 2.16.8 Max Kanat-Alexander (May 12)