Bugzilla < 3.0.2 / 3.1.2 WebService/User.pm Authentication Bypass

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4219


The remote host is vulnerable to a flaw that allows for the bypassing of authentication.


The remote host is running Bugzilla, a bug-tracking software with a web interface. The version of Bugzilla on the remote host suffers from a flaw when parsing input to the 'createemailregexp' parameter of the 'offer_account_by_email()' function in the 'WebService/User.pm' file. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to know that the SOAP::Lite Perl module was installed. Successful exploitation would result in the attacker being able to create arbitrary Bugzilla user accounts.


Upgrade to version 3.0.2, 3.1.2 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4219

File Name: 4219.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2007/09/20

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.8

Temporal Score: 4

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5038

BID: 25725

OSVDB: 37200