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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

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.

References:

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

Reported:

Nov 02, 2003

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