GLSA 200507-12: Bugzilla: Unauthorized access and information
Posted on: 07/14/2005 07:15 AM

A Bugzilla security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200507-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: Bugzilla: Unauthorized access and information disclosure
Date: July 13, 2005
Bugs: #98348
ID: 200507-12

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in Bugzilla could allow remote users to modify bug flags or gain sensitive information.

Background
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Bugzilla is a web-based bug-tracking system used by many projects.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/bugzilla lt; 2.18.3 gt;= 2.18.3

Description
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Bugzilla allows any user to modify the flags of any bug (CAN-2005-2173). Bugzilla inserts bugs into the database before marking them as private, in connection with MySQL replication this could lead to a race condition (CAN-2005-2174).

Impact
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By manually changing the URL to process_bug.cgi, a remote attacker could modify the flags of any given bug, which could trigger an email including the bug summary to be sent to the attacker. The race condition when using Bugzilla with MySQL replication could lead to a short timespan (usually less than a second) where the summary of private bugs is exposed to all users.

Workaround
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There are no known workarounds at this time.

Resolution
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All Bugzilla users should upgrade to the latest available version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-apps/bugzilla-2.18.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-2173
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2173
[ 2 ] CAN-2005-2174
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2174
[ 3 ] Bugzilla Security Advisory
http://www.bugzilla.org/security/2.18.1/

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200507-12.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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