Debian Security Advisory

DLA-158-1 request-tracker3.8 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
27 Feb 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-9472, CVE-2015-1165, CVE-2015-1464.
More information:

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Request Tracker, an extensible trouble-ticket tracking system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2014-9472

    Christian Loos discovered a remote denial of service vulnerability, exploitable via the email gateway and affecting any installation which accepts mail from untrusted sources. Depending on RT's logging configuration, a remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause CPU and excessive disk usage.

  • CVE-2015-1165

    Christian Loos discovered an information disclosure flaw which may reveal RSS feeds URLs, and thus ticket data.

  • CVE-2015-1464

    It was discovered that RSS feed URLs can be leveraged to perform session hijacking, allowing a user with the URL to log in as the user that created the feed.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 3.8.8-7+squeeze9.

We recommend that you upgrade your request-tracker3.8 packages.