A denial of service flaw was found in the way MantisBT, a free popular web-based issue tracking system, performed processing of certain type of View Issues page search queries. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted query (filter combining some criteria and a text search with 'any condition') that, when processed by the MantisBT system, would lead to excessive system resources consumption (denial of service), possibly leading to complete MantisBT server instance unavailability.
Upstream bug report:
Relevant upstream patch:
This issue affects the versions of the mantis package, as shipped with Fedora release of 17, 18, and Fedora EPEL-5. Please schedule an update.
Created mantis tracking bugs for this issue
Affects: fedora-all [bug 924341]
Affects: epel-5 [bug 924342]
The CVE identifier of CVE-2013-1883 has been assigned:
to this issue.
mantis-1.2.14-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
mantis-1.2.14-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.