DSA 2220-1: Request Tracker security update
Posted on: 04/19/2011 10:19 PM

A Request Tracker security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2220-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Florian Weimer
April 19, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : request-tracker3.6, request-tracker3.8
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2011-1685 CVE-2011-1686 CVE-2011-1687 CVE-2011-1688
CVE-2011-1689 CVE-2011-1690

Several vulnerabilities were in Request Tracker, an issue tracking

If the external custom field feature is enabled, Request Tracker
allows authenticated users to execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the web server, possible triggered by a cross-site
request forgery attack. (External custom fields are disabled by

Multiple SQL injection attacks allow authenticated users to obtain
data from the database in an unauthorized way.

An information leak allows an authenticated privileged user to
obtain sensitive information, such as encrypted passwords, via the
search interface.

When running under certain web servers (such as Lighttpd), Request
Tracker is vulnerable to a directory traversal attack, allowing
attackers to read any files accessible to the web server. Request
Tracker instances running under Apache or Nginx are not affected.

Request Tracker contains multiple cross-site scripting

Request Tracker enables attackers to redirect authentication
credentials supplied by legitimate users to third-party servers.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed
in version 3.6.7-5+lenny6 of the request-tracker3.6 package.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed
in version 3.8.8-7+squeeze1 of the request-tracker3.8 package.

For the testing distribution (wheezy) and the unstable distribution
(sid), these problems have been fixed in version 3.8.10-1 of the
request-tracker3.8 package.

We recommend that you upgrade your Request Tracker packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

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