Last Comment Bug 146447 - cross-site scripting bug with bugzilla user's name
: cross-site scripting bug with bugzilla user's name
[SECURITY] applied to 2.14.2
Product: Bugzilla
Classification: Server Software
Component: Bugzilla-General (show other bugs)
: 2.15
: All All
: -- major (vote)
: Bugzilla 2.14
Assigned To: Dave Miller [:justdave] (
: default-qa
Depends on:
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Reported: 2002-05-23 08:40 PDT by Jan Moesen
Modified: 2012-12-18 20:46 PST (History)
3 users (show)
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QA Whiteboard:
Iteration: ---
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backported patch to 2.14.1 (723 bytes, patch)
2002-05-23 14:29 PDT, Myk Melez [:myk] [@mykmelez]
gerv: review+
justdave: review+
Details | Diff | Splinter Review
part 2 (1.32 KB, patch)
2002-05-25 21:31 PDT, Bradley Baetz (:bbaetz)
gerv: review+
matty_is_a_geek: review+
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Description Jan Moesen 2002-05-23 08:40:00 PDT
I changed my full name to <b>Jan!</b> and that worked (as in: bold font).
Similary, when I changed it to

Jan! <script>alert("XSS: see bug #!\n\n" + document.cookie)</script>

that ran the script without a hitch. This is a simple way to steal people's
cookies, and should be avoided, by escaping/"de-HTML-ing" any and all user input.
Comment 1 Bradley Baetz (:bbaetz) 2002-05-23 14:21:30 PDT
-> security group

I think I fixed this for 2.16/2.17 when I did the general html filtering
cleanup. That was templated, so it can't be backported to 2.14.
Comment 2 Myk Melez [:myk] [@mykmelez] 2002-05-23 14:29:38 PDT
Created attachment 84823 [details] [diff] [review]
backported patch to 2.14.1

This problem is already fixed on the tip, and this patch just fixed it on b.m.o
and also applies to the 2.14.1 branch.
Comment 3 Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2002-05-23 15:31:00 PDT
Comment on attachment 84823 [details] [diff] [review]
backported patch to 2.14.1


Comment 4 Jan Moesen 2002-05-23 16:20:48 PDT
seems to wfm :-)
thanks for fixing
Comment 5 Bradley Baetz (:bbaetz) 2002-05-23 22:09:59 PDT
Did "Jan!" change the user name back? This morning, I got an alert, and not I
don't, but I don't see the <script> tags at all, even escaped.

Did any other place need this (assignee and/or bug comment?)
Comment 6 Bradley Baetz (:bbaetz) 2002-05-23 23:06:06 PDT
Wanted for 2.14.2. (BTW, we should be using a groupset query rather than status
whiteboard for security bugs, now we have our own group)
Comment 7 Dave Miller [:justdave] ( 2002-05-23 23:13:05 PDT
Comment on attachment 84823 [details] [diff] [review]
backported patch to 2.14.1

r= justdave

pretty obvious.
Comment 8 Dave Miller [:justdave] ( 2002-05-23 23:14:35 PDT
leave the security bit set and change the status whiteboard to "applied to
2.14.2" after you check it in.  That's what I'm looking for for buglist of what
went into it when we release it.
Comment 9 Jan Moesen 2002-05-24 01:02:47 PDT
Re: #5, Bradley Baetz: yes, I changed my name. Any and all tags are now escaped,
or so it seems.
Comment 10 Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2002-05-25 01:59:31 PDT
Checked in to branch BUGZILLA-2_14_1-BRANCH (note: it needs to be made more
clear on what the branch name is.)

Checking in;
/cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/bugzilla/,v  <--
new revision:; previous revision:

Comment 11 Bradley Baetz (:bbaetz) 2002-05-25 21:22:31 PDT
No, they're not... New patch coming.
Comment 12 Bradley Baetz (:bbaetz) 2002-05-25 21:31:38 PDT
Created attachment 85079 [details] [diff] [review]
part 2

This fixes the other usages of realname in for 2.14. This has
already been fixed for 2.16.

Do we use realname anywhere else? Its value_quote'd in editusers.cgi.
Comment 13 Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2002-05-26 00:11:00 PDT
Comment on attachment 85079 [details] [diff] [review]
part 2

r=gerv; I'll take you word for it that there aren't any more.

Should we be searching every CGI for these? :-|

Comment 14 Matthew Tuck [:CodeMachine] 2002-05-26 00:16:47 PDT
Yes Gerv, we decided on IRC that's your job.
Comment 15 Bradley Baetz (:bbaetz) 2002-05-26 00:19:44 PDT
I grepped 2.14 for DBID_to_real_or_loginname, and that was it. I don't know of
anywhere else we currently use the realname. Do you?

I went through 2.16 a while back to fix these issues, although I didn't consider
the security aspect. I don't know if what I did could be considered an audit,
Comment 16 Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2002-05-26 00:22:52 PDT
I meant "should we check everywhere we print something without escaping it
first?" That would be a big job...

Comment 17 Bradley Baetz (:bbaetz) 2002-05-26 00:29:49 PDT
As I said, I tried to do that a while back, on the template stuff. I got
everywhere I noticed, but that doesn't mean that I got everywhere...
Comment 18 Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2002-05-26 00:33:37 PDT
Yes, but you did it for 2.16, didn't you? I'm talking about 2.14.2.

Comment 19 J. Paul Reed [:preed] 2002-05-27 21:01:37 PDT
Comment on attachment 85079 [details] [diff] [review]
part 2

Looks good to me, but I agree w/ Gerv... maybe someone needs to audit the
source for this; are we *sure* this doesn't affect 2.16rc1?
Comment 20 Bradley Baetz (:bbaetz) 2002-05-27 21:07:26 PDT
Checked into the branch. Anyone who wants to audit, feel free.
Comment 21 Dave Miller [:justdave] ( 2002-06-08 00:01:39 PDT
2.14.2 is out, removing security group.

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