Bugzilla Input Validation Flaw in Dependency Graph Bug Summary Lets Remote Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1035891|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1035891
(Links to External Site)
Date: May 17 2016
Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): 2.16rc1 to 4.4.11, 4.5.1 to 5.0.2|
A vulnerability was reported in Bugzilla. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.|
The software does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input in the bug summary in dependency graphs before displaying the input. A remote user can cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the Bugzilla software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Wladimir Palant reported this vulnerability.
A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the Bugzilla software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.|
The vendor has issued a fix (4.4.12, 5.0.3).|
The vendor's advisory is available at:
Vendor URL: www.bugzilla.org/security/4.4.11/ (Links to External Site)
Input validation error|
|Underlying OS: Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)|
Source Message Contents
Subject: Security advisory for Bugzilla 5.0.3 and 4.4.12|
Bugzilla is a Web-based bug-tracking system used by a large number of
software projects. The following security issue has been discovered
* A specially crafted bug summary could trigger XSS in dependency graphs.
All affected installations are encouraged to upgrade as soon as
Class: Cross-Site Scripting
Versions: Bugzilla 2.16rc1 to 4.4.11, 4.5.1 to 5.0.2
Fixed In: 4.4.12, 5.0.3
Description: Due to an incorrect parsing of the image map generated by the
dot script, a specially crafted bug summary could trigger XSS
in dependency graphs.
CVE Number: CVE-2016-2803
The fix for this issue is included in the 4.4.12 and 5.0.3
releases. Upgrading to a release with the relevant fix will
protect your installation from possible exploits of this issue.
If you are unable to upgrade but would like to patch just the security
vulnerability, there are patches available for the issue at the
Full release downloads, patches to upgrade Bugzilla from previous
versions, and git 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 this
Reporter: Wladimir Palant
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