Bugzilla bugzilla_email_append.pl command execution

bugzilla-emailappend-command-execution (10234) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


A vulnerability in the bugzilla_email_append.pl script in Bugzilla could allow a remote attacker to execute commands on the server. The bugzilla_email_append.pl script calls processmail insecurely. This could allow a remote attacker to use the script to pass commands to the system, which would then be executed with elevated privileges.


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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.


  • Bugzilla Security Advisory October 1st, 2002: Bugzilla Security Advisory for v2.14.3 and v2.16.
  • Bugzilla Web site: Bugzilla Project - Download.
  • Bugzilla Web site: Bug 163024 - bugzilla_email_append.pl calls processmail incorrectly.
  • BID-5844: Bugzilla Bugzilla_Email_Append.pl Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-1197: bugzilla_email_append.pl in Bugzilla 2.14.x before 2.14.4, and 2.16.x before 2.16.1, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in a system call to processmail.
  • OSVDB ID: 6354: Bugzilla bugzilla_email_append.pl Arbitrary Command Execution

Platforms Affected:

  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.14
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.14.1
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.14.2
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.14.3
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.16


Oct 01, 2002

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