Bugzilla show_bug.cgi id Parameter XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 64877


The remote web server contains a CGI application that if affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The version of Bugzilla installed on the remote host is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability because it fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input to the 'id' parameter of the 'show_bug.cgi' script. An attacker may be able to leverage this to inject arbitrary HTML and script code into a user's browser to be executed within the security context of the affected site.

Note that the install is also likely to be affected by an information disclosure vulnerability; however, Nessus has not tested for this.


Upgrade to Bugzilla 3.6.13 / 4.0.10 / 4.2.5 / 4.4rc2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64877

File Name: bugzilla_show_bug_xss.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: remote

Published: 2/25/2013

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:bugzilla

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Bugzilla

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2/19/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/16/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0785

BID: 58060

CWE: 20, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 74, 750, 751, 79, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990