GLSA-200611-04 : Bugzilla: Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 23669


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-04 (Bugzilla: Multiple Vulnerabilities)

The vulnerabilities identified in Bugzilla are as follows:
Frederic Buclin and Gervase Markham discovered that input passed to various fields throughout Bugzilla were not properly sanitized before being sent back to users (CVE-2006-5453).
Frederic Buclin and Josh 'timeless' Soref discovered a bug when viewing attachments in diff mode that allows users not of the 'insidergroup' to read attachment descriptions. Additionally, it was discovered that the 'deadline' field is visible to users who do not belong to the 'timetrackinggroup' when bugs are exported to XML (CVE-2006-5454).
Gavin Shelley reported that Bugzilla allows certain operations to be performed via HTTP GET and HTTP POST requests without verifying those requests properly (CVE-2006-5455).
Max Kanat-Alexander discovered that input passed to showdependencygraph.cgi is not properly sanitized before being returned to users (CVE-2006-5453).
Impact :

An attacker could inject scripts into the content loaded by a user's browser in order to have those scripts executed in a user's browser in the context of the site currently being viewed. This could include gaining access to privileged session information for the site being viewed. Additionally, a user could forge an HTTP request in order to create, modify, or delete bugs within a Bugzilla instance. Lastly, an unauthorized user could view sensitive information about bugs or bug attachments.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Bugzilla users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apps/bugzilla-2.18.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 23669

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200611-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/11/20

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:bugzilla, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/10/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5453, CVE-2006-5454, CVE-2006-5455

OSVDB: 29545, 29546, 29547, 29548

GLSA: 200611-04