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Mantis: XSS and SQL injection vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200509-16 / Mantis
Release Date September 24, 2005
Latest Revision September 24, 2005: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/mantisbt < 0.19.2 >= 0.19.2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #103308


Mantis is affected by an SQL injection and several cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.

2.  Impact Information


Mantis is a web-based bugtracking system written in PHP.


Mantis fails to properly sanitize untrusted input before using it. This leads to an SQL injection and several cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.


An attacker could possibly use the SQL injection vulnerability to access or modify information from the Mantis database. Furthermore the cross-site scripting issues give an attacker the ability to inject and execute malicious script code or to steal cookie-based authentication credentials, potentially compromising the victim's browser.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Mantis users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/mantisbt-0.19.2"

4.  References


Page updated September 24, 2005

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