Bugzilla group ID allows attacker to gain privileges of users who have previously been trusted

bugzilla-groupid-gain-privileges (13597) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Bugzilla could allow a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges. When deleting a product, the groupbit is set to 0 and retains privileges. When a new product is created, the new product obtains the privileges of the old groupbit. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to turn membership bits on for the new product and elevate the privileges of a user who has previously been trusted.


Gain Privileges


Upgrade to the latest version of Bugzilla (2.16.4 or later), available from the Bugzilla Bug Tracking System Web site. See References.

For Conectiva Linux:
Upgrade to the latest bugzilla package, as listed below. Refer to Conectiva Linux Security Announcement CLSA-2003:774 for more information. See References.

Conectiva Linux 9: 2.16.4-29154U90_1cl or later

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


Platforms Affected:

  • Conectiva Linux 8.0
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.10
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.12
  • 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 2.14.5
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.16
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.16.1
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.16.2
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.16.3
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.17.1
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.17.3
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.17.4
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.4
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.6
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.8


Nov 02, 2003

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