Request Tracker 3.x < 3.8.9 Security Bypass and Information Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 52455


The remote web server is running a Perl application that is affected by security bypass and information disclosure vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the Best Practical Solutions Request Tracker (RT) running on the remote web server is a version prior to 3.8.9. It is, therefore, potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- If an individual with a valid account logs out of Request Tracker but does not close the browser, an attacker with access to that browser can use the 'back' button to access the previous user's account page.

- An information disclosure vulnerability affects the application when handling the logging of SQL queries during user transition. (CVE-2011-1008)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Request Tracker 3.8.9 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 52455

File Name: rt_389.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2011/02/25

Modified: 2018/07/27

Dependencies: 43004

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:bestpractical:rt

Required KB Items: installed_sw/RT, Settings/ParanoidReport

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/02/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1007, CVE-2011-1008

BID: 46493

Secunia: 43438