Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Bugzilla, a web-based bug
tracking system, by its authors. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures Project identifies the following vulnerabilities:
* CAN-2003-0012 (BugTraq ID 6502): The provided data collection
script intended to be run as a nightly cron job changes the
permissions of the data/mining directory to be world-writable every
time it runs. This would enable local users to alter or delete the
* CAN-2003-0013 (BugTraq ID 6501): The default .htaccess scripts
provided by checksetup.pl do not block access to backups of the
localconfig file that might be created by editors such as vi or
emacs (typically these will have a .swp or ~ suffix). This allows
an end user to download one of the backup copies and potentially
obtain your database password.
This does not affect the Debian installation because there is no
.htaccess as all data file aren't under the CGI path as they are on
the standard Bugzilla package. Additionally, the configuration is
in /etc/bugzilla/localconfig and hence outside of the web directory.
For the current stable distribution (woody) these problems have been
fixed in version 2.14.2-0woody4.
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.
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:
will update the internal database
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
Size/MD5 checksum: 621 a6d54e259f3147bda12d46ab20ea8fec
Size/MD5 checksum: 37720 f0ced567417949a1ce1ffa30b85f0fe8
Size/MD5 checksum: 933766 0c60df541e63e33d92ac9ba0fbb05be3
Architecture independent components:
Size/MD5 checksum: 489720 ef08e1d090904b2a5c4ee7922a4dfb82
These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next revision.