There are many files that are placed in the Bugzilla directory
area that should not be accessible from the web server. Because of the way
Bugzilla is currently layed out, the list of what should and should not
be accessible is rather complicated. A quick way is to run
testserver.pl to check if your web server serves
Bugzilla files as expected. If not, you may want to follow the few
In the main Bugzilla directory, you should:
If you use a remote webdot server:
only for the remote webdot server
Otherwise, if you use a local GraphViz:
And if you don't use any dot:
Be sure to test that data that should not be accessed remotely is
properly blocked. Of particular interest is the localconfig file which
contains your database password. Also, be aware that many editors
create temporary and backup files in the working directory and that
those should also not be accessible. For more information, see
Bugtraq ID 6501.
To test, simply run
testserver.pl, as said above.
Be sure to check Section 2.2.4, “Web server” for instructions specific to the web server you use.