Monthly Archives: February 2012

Bugzilla 4.2 Released

The Bugzilla team announced the release of Bugzilla 4.2. The devZing team will be evaluating this release before scheduling upgrades for existing customers. If you are interested in upgrading right away please contact support.

New features:

  • You can now create a new attachment simply by pasting some text into a text field, in addition to the normal upload process for attachments.
  • By default, bugmails (email notifications about changes to bugs) are now sent in an HTML format that is more readable than the old text format. Those who prefer the old text format can still choose it in their Preferences, however.
  • The Custom Search section in the Advanced Search page has been redesigned to work in a more sensible way. Complex queries are easier to build and have more sensible results, as they are built using a more intuitive logic. Some very complicated queries are still impossible to generate, though. Things should improve in future releases.
  • Older components, versions and milestones can now be disabled. Bugs already using them are not affected, but these values will no longer be available for new bugs.
  • A custom field can now be displayed based on multiple values of another field. (For example, one custom field could now appear in multiple products.) Previously, you could only display a custom field based on a single value of another field.
  • Most changes made through the admin interface are now logged to the database, in the audit_log table. There is no UI to access this table yet.
  • A project has started thanks to Francisco Donalisio from IBM to make Bugzilla compliant with the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative standards. A lot more work still needs to be done, but we expect a much better compatibility for the next major release.

Bugzilla 4.0.5 Released

The Bugzilla team has released a security fix for Bugzilla 4.0.x.

  • A CSRF vulnerability in the implementation of the XML-RPC API when running under mod_perl could be used to make changes to bugs or execute some admin tasks without the victim’s knowledge.

This defect does not affect any devZing customers. However, all new devZing hosted Bugzilla installs will be created with Bugzilla 4.0.5.

All Instances upgraded to 4.0.4

All Bugzilla hosting customers have been upgraded to Bugzilla 4.0.4.

You can read more about the release at the Bugzilla site.

A number of changes were released to address this

  • When a user creates a new account, Bugzilla doesn’t correctly reject email addresses containing non-ASCII characters, which could be used to impersonate another user account. Such email addresses could look visually identical to other valid email addresses, and an attacker could try to confuse other users and be added to bugs he shouldn’t have access to.
  • Due to a lack of validation of the Content-Type header when making POST requests to jsonrpc.cgi, a possible CSRF vulnerability was discovered. If a user visits an HTML page with some malicious JS code in it, an attacker could make changes to a remote Bugzilla installation on behalf of the victim’s account by using the JSON-RPC API. The user would have had to be already logged in to the target site for the vulnerability to work.