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Bugzilla XSS / XSRF / Unauthorized Account Creation

Bugzilla XSS / XSRF / Unauthorized Account Creation
Posted Dec 29, 2011
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Bugzilla versions 2.17.1 to 3.4.12, 3.5.1 to 3.6.6, 3.7.1 to 4.0.2 and 4.1.1 to 4.1.3 suffer from a cross site scripting vulnerability. Versions 2.23.3 to 3.4.12, 3.5.1 to 3.6.6, 3.7.1 to 4.0.2 and 4.1.1 to 4.1.3 suffer from an unauthorized account creation vulnerability. Versions 2.0 to 3.4.12, 3.5.1 to 3.6.6, 3.7.1 to 4.0.2 and 4.1.1 to 4.1.3 suffer from a cross site request forgery vulnerability.

tags | advisory, xss, csrf
advisories | CVE-2011-3657, CVE-2011-3667
SHA-256 | d7fe9cc19e92befb40189c8947a6c9db762e9a8c444631d574538ff2387c7051

Bugzilla XSS / XSRF / Unauthorized Account Creation

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Bugzilla is a Web-based bug-tracking system used by a large number of
software projects. The following security issues have been discovered
in Bugzilla:

* When viewing tabular or graphical reports as well as new charts,
an XSS vulnerability is possible in debug mode.

* The User.offer_account_by_email WebService method lets you create
a new user account even if the active authentication method forbids
users to create an account.

* A CSRF vulnerability in post_bug.cgi and in attachment.cgi could
lead to the creation of unwanted bug reports and attachments.

All affected installations are encouraged to upgrade as soon as

Vulnerability Details

Class: Cross-Site Scripting
Versions: 2.17.1 to 3.4.12, 3.5.1 to 3.6.6, 3.7.1 to 4.0.2,
4.1.1 to 4.1.3
Fixed In: 3.4.13, 3.6.7, 4.0.3, 4.2rc1
Description: Tabular and graphical reports, as well as new charts have
a debug mode which displays raw data as plain text. This
text is not correctly escaped and a crafted URL could
use this vulnerability to inject code leading to XSS.
References: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=697699
CVE Number: CVE-2011-3657

Class: Unauthorized Account Creation
Versions: 2.23.3 to 3.4.12, 3.5.1 to 3.6.6, 3.7.1 to 4.0.2,
4.1.1 to 4.1.3
Fixed In: 3.4.13, 3.6.7, 4.0.3, 4.2rc1
Description: The User.offer_account_by_email WebService method ignores
the user_can_create_account setting of the authentication
method and generates an email with a token in it which the
user can use to create an account. Depending on the
authentication method being active, this could allow the
user to log in using this account.
Installations where the createemailregexp parameter is
empty are not vulnerable to this issue.
References: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=711714
CVE Number: CVE-2011-3667

Class: Cross-Site Request Forgery
Versions: 2.0 to 3.4.12, 3.5.1 to 3.6.6, 3.7.1 to 4.0.2,
4.1.1 to 4.1.3
Fixed In: 4.2rc1
Description: The creation of bug reports and of attachments is not
protected by a token and so they can be created without
the consent of a user if the relevant code is embedded
in an HTML page and the user visits this page. This
behavior was intentional to let third-party applications
submit new bug reports and attachments easily. But as this
behavior can be abused by a malicious user, it has been
decided to block submissions with no valid token starting
from version 4.2rc1. Older branches are not patched to not
break these third-party applications after the upgrade.
References: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=703975
CVE Number: none

Vulnerability Solutions

The fixes for these issues are included in the 3.4.13, 3.6.7, 4.0.3,
and 4.2rc1 releases. Upgrading to a release with the relevant fixes will
protect your installation from possible exploits of these issues.

If you are unable to upgrade but would like to patch just the
individual security vulnerabilities, there are patches available for
each issue at the "References" URL for each vulnerability.

Full release downloads, patches to upgrade Bugzilla from previous
versions, and CVS/bzr upgrade instructions are available at:



The Bugzilla team wish to thank the following people/organizations for
their assistance in locating, advising us of, and assisting us to fix
this issue:

Byron Jones
Frédéric Buclin
Gervase Markham
David Lawrence
RedTeam Pentesting
Reed Loden
Max Kanat-Alexander
Mario Gomes

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
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