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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0809 -- [Win][UNIX/Linux]
Directory Traversal vulnerability in Bugzilla
14 August 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Bugzilla prior to 3.2rc1
Bugzilla prior to 3.0.5
Bugzilla prior to 2.22.5
Publisher: The Mozilla Organization
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact: Read-only Data Access
Original Bulletin: http://www.bugzilla.org/security/2.22.4/
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3.0.4, 3.1.4, and 2.22.4 Security Advisory
August 12, 2008
Bugzilla is a Web-based bug-tracking system, used by a large number of
This advisory covers a security issue that has recently been fixed
in the Bugzilla code:
* Local files on the server can be attached to a bug (making them
publicly visible) when importing bugs with --attach_path
All affected installations are encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible.
Class: Directory Traversal
Versions: 2.22.1 - 2.22.4, 2.23.3 and higher
Description: When importing bugs using importxml.pl, the --attach_path
option can be specified, pointing to the directory where
attachments to import are stored. If the XML file being
read by importxml.pl contains a malicious
node, the script follows this relative path and attaches the
local file pointed by it to the bug, making the file public.
The security fix makes sure the relative path is always
Most Bugzilla installations will not be vulnerable, as
they do not use --attach_path with importxml.pl.
(In fact, most installations don't use importxml.pl at all.)
The fix for the security bug mentioned in this advisory is included in
the 3.2rc1, 3.0.5, and 2.22.5 releases. Upgrading to these releases
will protect installations from possible exploits of this issue.
Full release downloads, patches to upgrade Bugzilla from previous
versions, and CVS upgrade instructions are available at:
The Bugzilla team wish to thank the following people for their
assistance in locating, advising us of, and assisting us to fix
Ilja van Sprundel
General information about the Bugzilla bug-tracking system can be found
Comments and follow-ups can be directed to the mozilla.support.bugzilla
newsgroup or the support-bugzilla mailing list.
http://www.bugzilla.org/support/ has directions for accessing these
Copyright 1998-2008 The Mozilla Organization
Last modified August 12, 2008
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