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[SECURITY] [DSA 218-1] New bugzilla packages fix cross site scripting problem

by Nikola Strahija on December 30th, 2002 A cross site scripting vulnerability has been reported for Bugzilla, a web-based bug tracking system.

Debian Security Advisory DSA 218-1 [email protected] Martin Schulze
December 30th, 2002
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Package : bugzilla
Vulnerability : cross site scripting
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
BugTraq Id : 6257

A cross site scripting vulnerability has been reported for Bugzilla, a
web-based bug tracking system. Bugzilla does not properly sanitize
any input submitted by users. As a result, it is possible for a
remote attacker to create a malicious link containing script code
which will be executed in the browser of a legitimate user, in the
context of the website running Bugzilla. This issue may be exploited
to steal cookie-based authentication credentials from legitimate users
of the website running the vulnerable software.

This vulnerability only affects users who have the 'quips' feature
enabled and who upgraded from version 2.10 which did not exist inside
of Debian. The Debian package history of Bugzilla starts with 1.13
and jumped to 2.13. However, users could have installed version 2.10
prior to the Debian package.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 2.14.2-0woody3.

The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain a Bugzilla

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your bugzilla packages.

wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum: 621 5cffc6c1cb27caabaeab50f09d1eaba4
Size/MD5 checksum: 37296 cdb8158a7d72a439c8dd04e207721a10
Size/MD5 checksum: 933766 0c60df541e63e33d92ac9ba0fbb05be3

Architecture independent components:
Size/MD5 checksum: 489566 6575c255a98a0bcea4b55b24c064215e
Size/MD5 checksum: 274178 79345c65df4c9ede183089f0d5601fd7

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and;

Version: GnuPG v1.0.7 (GNU/Linux)


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