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Bugzilla Input Validation Flaw in XML-RPC API Permits Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026737
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0453   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 23 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.0.2 to 4.0.4, 4.1.1 to 4.2rc2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Bugzilla. A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks.

The XML-RPC API (xmlrpc.cgi) does not properly validate user-supplied input. A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by a target authenticated user, will cause an arbitrary request to be submitted by the target user's browser. The code will be able to take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Systems running under mod_cgi are not affected.

Impact:   A remote user can take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (4.0.5, 4.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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