VDB-50048 · CVE-2009-3166 · BID 36372

Mozilla Bugzilla 3.4/3.4.1 Browser History token.cgi credentials management

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A vulnerability was found in Mozilla Bugzilla 3.4/3.4.1 (Bug Tracking Software). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the file token.cgi of the component Browser History. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a credentials management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-255. Impacted is confidentiality. CVE summarizes:

token.cgi in Bugzilla 3.4rc1 through 3.4.1 places a password in a URL at the beginning of a login session that occurs immediately after a password reset, which allows context-dependent attackers to discover passwords by reading (1) web-server access logs, (2) web-server Referer logs, or (3) the browser history.

The weakness was presented 09/15/2009 by Max Kanat-Alexander (Website). The advisory is shared for download at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2009-3166. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 08/22/2021). The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1552.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 41007 (FreeBSD : bugzilla -- two SQL injections, sensitive data exposure (b9ec7fe3-a38a-11de-9c6b-003048818f40)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 12298 (Mozilla Bugzilla WebService Function SQL Injection Vulnerabilities and URL Password Information Disclosure Vulnerability).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (41007).







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Class: Credentials management
CWE: CWE-255

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 41007
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : bugzilla -- two SQL injections, sensitive data exposure (b9ec7fe3-a38a-11de-9c6b-003048818f40)
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OpenVAS ID: 64916
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Core 10 FEDORA-2009-9550 (bugzilla)
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09/11/2009 🔍
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09/15/2009 +4 days 🔍
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09/22/2009 +7 days 🔍
03/18/2015 +2003 days 🔍
08/22/2021 +2349 days 🔍


Vendor: mozilla.org

Advisory: securityfocus.com
Researcher: Max Kanat-Alexander
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2009-3166 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 23544 - Mozilla Bugzilla 3.4 Through 3.4.1 Remote Information Disclosure Vulnerability, High
SecurityFocus: 36372 - Mozilla Bugzilla URL Password Information Disclosure Vulnerability


Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 08/22/2021 05:03 PM
Changes: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM (59), 02/15/2017 09:14 AM (10), 08/22/2021 04:55 PM (4), 08/22/2021 05:03 PM (1)
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