Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 987-1] request-tracker4 security update)

Published: 2018-01-28 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
request-tracker4 on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 4.0.7-5+deb7u5. We recommend that you upgrade your request-tracker4 Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
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-2016-6127 It was discovered that Request Tracker is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack if an attacker uploads a malicious file with a certain content type. Installations which use the AlwaysDownloadAttachments config setting are unaffected by this flaw. The applied fix addresses all existent and future uploaded attachments. CVE-2017-5361 It was discovered that Request Tracker is vulnerable to timing side-channel attacks for user passwords. CVE-2017-5943 It was discovered that Request Tracker is prone to an information leak of cross-site request forgery (CSRF) verification tokens if a user is tricked into visiting a specially crafted URL by an attacker. CVE-2017-5944 It was discovered that Request Tracker is prone to a remote code execution vulnerability in the dashboard subscription interface. A privileged attacker can take advantage of this flaw through carefully-crafted saved search names to cause unexpected code to be executed. The applied fix addresses all existent and future saved searches. Additionally to the above mentioned CVEs, this update works around CVE-2015-7686 in Email::Address which could induce a denial of service of Request Tracker itself.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-7686
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-6127
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-5361
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-5943
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-5944

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/06/msg00016.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.8
Published
2018-01-28
Modified
2019-03-18
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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