Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2220-1 request-tracker3.6, request-tracker3.8 -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
19 Apr 2011
Affected Packages:
request-tracker3.6, request-tracker3.8
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2011-1685, CVE-2011-1686, CVE-2011-1687, CVE-2011-1688, CVE-2011-1689, CVE-2011-1690.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Request Tracker, an issue tracking system.

  • CVE-2011-1685

    If the external custom field feature is enabled, Request Tracker allows authenticated users to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the web server, possible triggered by a cross-site request forgery attack. (External custom fields are disabled by default.)

  • CVE-2011-1686

    Multiple SQL injection attacks allow authenticated users to obtain data from the database in an unauthorized way.

  • CVE-2011-1687

    An information leak allows an authenticated privileged user to obtain sensitive information, such as encrypted passwords, via the search interface.

  • CVE-2011-1688

    When running under certain web servers (such as Lighttpd), Request Tracker is vulnerable to a directory traversal attack, allowing attackers to read any files accessible to the web server. Request Tracker instances running under Apache or Nginx are not affected.

  • CVE-2011-1689

    Request Tracker contains multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.

  • CVE-2011-1690

    Request Tracker enables attackers to redirect authentication credentials supplied by legitimate users to third-party servers.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 3.6.7-5+lenny6 of the request-tracker3.6 package.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 3.8.8-7+squeeze1 of the request-tracker3.8 package.

For the testing distribution (wheezy) and the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 3.8.10-1 of the request-tracker3.8 package.

We recommend that you upgrade your Request Tracker packages.