Bugzilla .htaccess scripts could allow an attacker to obtain database password
|bugzilla-htaccess-database-password (10970)||Medium Risk|
Bugzilla could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. The default .htaccess scripts fail to properly prevent access to backups of the localconfig file created by a text editor. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by downloading a backup copy of the localconfig file to obtain a user's database password.
Upgrade to the latest version of Bugzilla (2.17.3 or later), as listed in Bugzilla Security Advisory January 2nd, 2002. See References.
For Debian GNU/Linux:
Upgrade to the latest bugzilla package as listed below. Refer to DSA-230-1 for more information. See References.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody): 2.14.2-0woody4 or later
For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.
- Bugzilla Bug 186383 : Checksetup leaves editor backups of localconfig accessible.
- Bugzilla Security Advisory, January 2nd, 2003 : remote database password disclosure .
- BID-6501: Bugzilla LocalConfig Backup File Disclosure Vulnerability
- CVE-2003-0013: The default .htaccess scripts for Bugzilla 2.14.x before 2.14.5, 2.16.x before 2.16.2, and 2.17.x before 2.17.3 do not include filenames for backup copies of the localconfig file that are made from editors such as vi and Emacs, which could allow remote attackers to obtain a database password by directly accessing the backup file.
- DSA-230: bugzilla -- insecure permissions
- OSVDB ID: 6351: Bugzilla .htaccess Backup File Protection Failure
- 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 2.14.4
- Mozilla Bugzilla 2.16
- Mozilla Bugzilla 2.16.1
- Mozilla Bugzilla 2.17
- Mozilla Bugzilla 2.17.1
Jan 02, 2003
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