[ANN] Security Advisory for Bugzilla 3.2.6, 3.4.6, 3.6, and 3.7

Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at bugzilla.org
Thu Jun 24 22:50:52 UTC 2010

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

* Everybody could search for time-tracking information, not just
  members of the timetrackinggroup.

* Under suexec, "localconfig" was world-readable, meaning that
  local users with shell access to the Bugzilla server may have
  been able to see the database password and the site_wide_secret.

All affected installations are encouraged to upgrade as soon as

Vulnerability Details

Class:       Remote Information Disclosure
Versions:    2.17.1 to 3.2.6, 3.3.1 to 3.4.6, 3.5.1 to 3.6, 3.7
Fixed In:    3.2.7, 3.4.7, 3.6.1, 3.7.1
Description: Normally, information about time-tracking (estimated
             hours, actual hours, hours worked, and deadlines) is
             restricted to users in the "time-tracking group".
             However, any user was able, by crafting their own
             search URL, to search for bugs based using those
             fields as criteria, thus possibly exposing sensitive
             time-tracking information by a user seeing that a bug
             matched their search.
References:  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=309952
CVE Number:  CVE-2010-1204

Class:       Local Information Disclosure
Versions:    3.5.1 to 3.6, 3.7
Fixed In:    3.6.1, 3.7.1
Description: If $use_suexec was set to "1" in the localconfig file,
             then the localconfig file's permissions were set as
             world-readable by checksetup.pl. This allowed any user
             with local shell access to see the contents of the file,
             including the database password and the site_wide_secret
             variable used for CSRF protection.
References:  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=561797
CVE Number:  CVE-2010-0180

Vulnerability Solutions

The fix for these issues are included in the 3.2.7, 3.4.7, 3.6.1, and
3.7.1 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
individual security vulnerabilities, there are patches available for
each issue at the "References" URL for each vulnerability.

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



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

Daniel Piddock
Teemu Mannermaa
Max Kanat-Alexander
Frédéric Buclin
Dave Miller
Tiago Mello

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


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