3.0.3, 3.1.3, 2.22.3, and 2.20.5 Security Advisory

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

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:

* Users without the "canconfirm" privilege could enter a bug as NEW
or ASSIGNED by using the XML-RPC interface.

* When viewing several bugs at once, there was a Cross-Site Scripting hole.

* The inbound email interface allowed you to set the Reporter via the
text of the email, instead of just using the From header.

All affected installations are encouraged to upgrade as soon as

Vulnerability Details

Class:       Unauthorized Bug Change
Versions:    3.1.3

Description: Users normally need the "canconfirm" privilege to put bugs
in the NEW or ASSIGNED state. However, users were being 
allowed to create bugs in the NEW or ASSIGNED state if they
were creating the bug through the XML-RPC interface.
References:  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=415471

Class:       Cross-Site Scripting
Versions:    2.17.2 and higher

Description: When using the "Format for Printing" view of a bug (or
the "Long Format" of a bug list, which is the same thing),
there was a cross-site scripting hole--arbitrary text
from a particular URL parameter could be injected into the
page without filtering.
References:  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=425665

Class:       Account Impersonation (Minor)
Versions:    2.23.4 and higher

Description: By design, email_in.pl always believes the "From" header as
the user making changes or uses that as the reporter of the
bug. However, you could also specify the changer/reporter in
the body of the email and override the "From" header, possibly
bypassing some security checks set up by administrators
against the "From" header.
For most installations this is a minor or inconsequential
issue, as the documentation of email_in.pl already explains
that it does not do any user authentication (it just
believes the "From" header), so installations using it should
not have been expecting user account security (though they
may have had checks against the "From" header--that is what
makes this a security issue).
References:  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=419188

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

Issue 1 Reporter: Frédéric Buclin
Issue 1 Fixed by: Frédéric Buclin, Max Kanat-Alexander

Issue 2 Reporter: Bradley Baetz
Issue 2 Fixed by: Frédéric Buclin, Max Kanat-Alexander, Marc Schumann

Issue 3 Reporter: Frédéric Buclin
Issue 3 Fixed by: Frédéric Buclin, Max Kanat-Alexander, Loren Butler

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