Bugzilla editproducts.cgi "usebuggroups" permissions leak

bugzilla-usebuggroups-permissions-leak (10233) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

A vulnerability in Bugzilla could allow groups to inherit incorrect permissions. If the "usebuggroups" option is enabled and a user updates a product using the editproducts.cgi, the incorrect group_id would be assigned to the new group. This could allow members of the new group to gain access to the privileges of all lower level groups.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Bugzilla (2.14.4 or later) or (2.16.1 or later), as listed in Bugzilla Security Advisory October 1st, 2002. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux:
Upgrade to the latest bugzilla package, as listed below. Refer to DSA-173-1 for more information. See References.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody): 2.14.2-0woody2 or later

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

  • Bugzilla Security Advisory October 1st, 2002: Bugzilla Security Advisory for v2.14.3 and v2.16.
  • Bugzilla Web site: Bug 167485 - When "usebuggroups" is on, then assigning of group_id is in error.
  • Bugzilla Web site: Bugzilla Project - Download.
  • BID-5843: Bugzilla Group Creation With Elevated Privileges Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-1196: editproducts.cgi in Bugzilla 2.14.x before 2.14.4, and 2.16.x before 2.16.1, when the usebuggroups feature is enabled and more than 47 groups are specified, does not properly calculate bit values for large numbers, which grants extra permissions to users via known features of Perl math that set multiple bits.
  • DSA-173: bugzilla -- privilege escalation
  • OSVDB ID: 6355: Bugzilla editproducts.cgi usebuggroups Privilege Escalation

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.14
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.14.1
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.14.2
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.14.3
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.16

Reported:

Oct 01, 2002

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