Bugzilla multiple edit CGI scripts cross-site scripting

bugzilla-edit-xss (16670) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Bugzilla is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. A remote attacker could embed malicious JavaScript in a specially-crafted URL request to the editcomponents.cgi, editgroups.cgi, editmilestones.cgi, editproducts.cgi, editusers.cgi, and editversions.cgi script, which would be executed in the victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the administrators cookie-based authentication credentials.


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Upgrade to the latest version of Bugzilla (2.16.6 (stable release) or later or 2.18rc1 (release candidate) or later), as listed in Bugzilla Security Advisory dated July 10, 2004. See References.


  • Bugzilla Security Advisory July 10, 2004: Multiple vulnerabilities in Bugzilla 2.16.5 and 2.17.7.
  • BID-10698: Multiple Mozilla Bugzilla Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2004-0705: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in (1) editcomponents.cgi, (2) editgroups.cgi, (3) editmilestones.cgi, (4) editproducts.cgi, (5) editusers.cgi, and (6) editversions.cgi in Bugzilla 2.16.x before 2.16.6, and 2.18 before 2.18rc1, allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript as other users via a URL parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 7786: Bugzilla editcomponents.cgi action Parameter XSS
  • OSVDB ID: 7787: Bugzilla editgroups.cgi action Parameter XSS
  • OSVDB ID: 7788: Bugzilla editmilestones.cgi action Parameter XSS
  • OSVDB ID: 7789: Bugzilla editproducts.cgi action Parameter XSS
  • OSVDB ID: 7790: Bugzilla editusers.cgi action Parameter XSS
  • OSVDB ID: 7791: Bugzilla editversions.cgi action Parameter XSS

Platforms Affected:

  • 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 2.16.4
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.16.5
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.17
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.17.1
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.17.3
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.17.4
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.17.5
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.17.6
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.17.7
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.4
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.6
  • Mozilla Bugzilla 2.8


Jul 10, 2004

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