Bug 299981 (CVE-2007-5038) - CVE-2007-5038 Security Advisory for Bugzilla 3.0.1 and 3.1.1
Summary: CVE-2007-5038 Security Advisory for Bugzilla 3.0.1 and 3.1.1
Alias: CVE-2007-5038
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bugzilla
Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John Berninger
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL: http://www.bugzilla.org/security/3.0.1/
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-09-21 11:31 UTC by Adrian Reber
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 3.0.2-0.fc7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-09-25 08:32:20 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Adrian Reber 2007-09-21 11:31:39 UTC
September 18, 2007


Bugzilla is a Web-based bug-tracking system, used by a large number of
software projects.

This advisory covers a critical security issue that has recently been
fixed in the Bugzilla code:

* Even with account creation disabled, users can use the WebService to
  create an account.

We strongly advise that 2.23.x and 3.0.x users upgrade to 3.0.2
immediately. Users of CVS HEAD or 3.1.1 should upgrade to 3.1.2
immediately. This is critical if you have a "requirelogin" installation
and also have the WebService enabled.

Vulnerability Details

Class:       Unauthorized Access
Versions:    2.23.3 and above.
Description: Bugzilla::WebService::User::offer_account_by_email does
             not check the "createemailregexp" parameter, and thus
             allows users to create accounts who would normally be
             denied account creation.
             The "emailregexp" parameter is still checked.
             If you do not have the SOAP::Lite Perl module installed on
             your Bugzilla system, your system is not vulnerable
             (because the Bugzilla WebService will not be enabled).

Reference:   https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=395632

Vulnerability Solutions

The fix for the security bug mentioned in this advisory is
included in the 3.0.2 and 3.1.2 releases. Upgrading to these
releases will protect installations from possible exploits of this

Full release downloads, patches to upgrade Bugzilla from previous
versions, and CVS upgrade instructions are available at:


If you are unable to upgrade, you should IMMEDIATELY apply the
appropriate patch for your version:

2.23.x & 3.0.x: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=280385
         3.1.x: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=280316


The Bugzilla team wish to thank the following people for their
assistance in locating, advising us of, and assisting us to fix
this issue:

Sascha Jensen
Frédéric Buclin
Max Kanat-Alexander
Marc Schumann

General information about the Bugzilla bug-tracking system can be found


Comments and follow-ups can be directed to the mozilla.support.bugzilla
newsgroup or the support-bugzilla mailing list.
http://www.bugzilla.org/support/ has directions for accessing these

Comment 1 Tomas Hoger 2007-09-24 15:56:47 UTC
CVE has assigned name CVE-2007-5038 to this issue.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2007-09-25 08:32:19 UTC
bugzilla-3.0.2-0.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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