3.2rc1, 3.0.5, 2.22.5, and 2.20.6 Security Advisory

Nov 6, 2008

Bugzilla is a Web-based bug-tracking system, used by a large number of
software projects.

This advisory covers a minor security issue that has recently been fixed
in the Bugzilla code:

* Unprivileged users can approve/unapprove all quips

All affected installations are encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible.

Vulnerability Details

Class:       Manipulation of Data
Versions:    2.17.4 and higher
Description: Quips, which are displayed at the top of bug lists, can be
             suggested by all users, but administrators can control which
             ones to display. By using a well crafted URL, unprivileged
             users can bypass access checks and approve or disapprove
             quips themselves.
Reference:   https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=449931

Vulnerability Solutions

The fix for the security bug mentioned in this advisory is included in
the 3.2 RC2, 3.0.6, 2.22.6, and 2.20.7 releases. Upgrading to these
releases will protect installations from possible exploits of this issue.

Full release downloads, patches to upgrade Bugzilla from previous
versions, and CVS 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
these issues:

Robin H. Johnson
Frédéric Buclin
Alexander Færøy

General information about the Bugzilla bug-tracking system can be found


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