3.0.10, 3.2.5, 3.4.4, and 3.5.2 Security Advisory

Sunday, January 31, 2010

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

This advisory covers two security issues that have recently been
fixed in the Bugzilla code:

+ Some files stored on the web server are not correctly protected against
  external access and can be viewed from a web browser.

+ Restricting a bug to a group while moving the bug to another product has
  no effect if the group is not used by both products. The bug may become
  public if no other group restriction applies.

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

Vulnerability Details

Issue 1
Class:       Information leak
Versions:    all versions before 3.0.11, 3.2.6, 3.4.5, and 3.5.3
Description: Bugzilla allows web browsers to serve the contents of files
             in the CVS/, contrib/, docs/en/xml/, and t/ directories, as
             well as the old-params.txt file.
             These files do not contain sensitive data by default, but
             custom installations may have added scripts or files into
             these directories which contain e.g. passwords or some other
             sensitive information. We now forbird access to these
             directories from a web browser as a preventive measure.
References:  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=314871
CVE Number:  CVE-2009-3989

Issue 2
Class:       Information leak
Versions:    3.3.1 to 3.4.4, 3.5.1, 3.5.2
Description: When moving a bug from one product to another, an intermediate
             page is displayed letting you select the groups the bug should
             be restricted to in the new product. However, a regression in
             the 3.4.x series made it ignore all groups which are not
             available in both products. As a workaround, you had to move
             the bug to the new product first and then restrict it to the
             desired groups, in two distinct steps, which could make the bug
             temporarily public.
Reference:   https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=532493
CVE Number:  CVE-2009-3387

Vulnerability Solutions

The fixes for all of the security bugs mentioned in this advisory are
included in the 3.0.11, 3.2.6, 3.4.5, and 3.5.3 releases. Upgrading
to these releases will protect installations from possible exploits of
these issues.

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


Specific patches for each of the individual issues can be found on the
corresponding bug reports for each issue, at the URL given in the
reference for that issue in the list above.


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

Max Kanat-Alexander
Frédéric Buclin
Reed Loden
Joel Peshkin

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