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Debian: New bugzilla packages fix unauthorized data modification

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Bugzilla, a web-based bug tracking system, by its authors. 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 collected data. Also, 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. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 230-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
January 16th, 2003                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : bugzilla
Vulnerability  : insecure permissions, spurious backup files
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0012 CAN-2003-0013
BugTraq Id     : 6501 6502

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
   collected data.

 * 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
package.

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

We recommend that you upgrade your bugzilla packages.


Upgrade Instructions
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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:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bugzilla/bugzilla_2.14.2-0woody4.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      621 a6d54e259f3147bda12d46ab20ea8fec
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bugzilla/bugzilla_2.14.2-0woody4.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    37720 f0ced567417949a1ce1ffa30b85f0fe8
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bugzilla/bugzilla_2.14.2.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   933766 0c60df541e63e33d92ac9ba0fbb05be3

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bugzilla/bugzilla-doc_2.14.2-0woody4_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   489720 ef08e1d090904b2a5c4ee7922a4dfb82
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bugzilla/bugzilla_2.14.2-0woody4_all.deb


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

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/

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