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Mantis: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200510-24 / Mantis
Release Date October 28, 2005
Latest Revision May 22, 2006: 02
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/mantisbt < 0.19.3 >= 0.19.3 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #110326


Mantis is affected by multiple vulnerabilities ranging from information disclosure to arbitrary script execution.

2.  Impact Information


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


Mantis contains several vulnerabilities, including:

  • a remote file inclusion vulnerability
  • an SQL injection vulnerability
  • multiple cross site scripting vulnerabilities
  • multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities


An attacker could exploit the remote file inclusion vulnerability to execute arbitrary script code, and the SQL injection vulnerability to access or modify sensitive 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. An attacker could exploit other vulnerabilities to disclose information.

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-0.19.3"

4.  References


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