2.17.5 Security Advisory

Sunday, Nov 9th, 2003

Bugzilla is a Web-based bug-tracking system used by a large number of
software projects. The following security issue has been discovered
in Bugzilla:

* This advisory covers a security bug which was accidentally introduced in
development version 2.17.5 and subsequently fixed in the Bugzilla code
involving unprivileged access to restricted data.

All affected installations are encouraged to upgrade as soon as

Vulnerability Details

Class:       Information leak
Versions:    2.17.5 is the only version affected.

Description: A new feature was introduced in version 2.17.5 which allows
remote websites to build tooltips and other dynamically
generated data using current bug information retrieved from
Bugzilla.  A security lapse in the initial implementation
of this feature allows the remote site to obtain that
information from Bugzilla using the privileges of the
client user.
References:  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=195530

Vulnerability Solutions

The fix for this issue is included in the 
releases. Upgrading to a release with the relevant fix will
protect your installation from possible exploits of this issue.

If you are unable to upgrade but would like to patch just the security
vulnerability, there are patches available for the issue at the
"References" URL.

Full release downloads, patches to upgrade Bugzilla from previous
versions, and git upgrade instructions are available at:



The Bugzilla team wish to thank the following people for their
assistance in locating, advising us of, and assisting us to fix this

Reporter: Jesse Ruderman
Fixed by: Gervase Markham

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