Bugzilla 2.0 < 4.2.15 / 4.3.1 < 4.4.10 / 4.5.1 < 5.0.1 Unauthorized Account Creation Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9268


The remote web server contains a web application that is affected by a vulnerability that allows the creation of user accounts.


According to its banner, the version of Bugzilla running on the remote host falls within the range of 2.0 prior to 4.2.15, 4.3.1 prior to 4.4.10, or 4.5.1 prior to 5.0.1. Such versions are affected by an account creation bug that causes input passed via the 'login' parameter to be truncated, resulting in domain names of email addresses becoming corrupted. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to create accounts with email addresses that differ from the original requests.


Upgrade to versions 4.2.15, 4.4.10, 5.0.1, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 9268

Family: CGI

Published: 2016/04/27

Modified: 2016/04/27

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:bugzilla

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/09/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4499

BID: 76713