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Multiple vulnerabilities in BugTracker.Net
1. *Advisory Information*
Title: Multiple vulnerabilities in BugTracker.Net
Advisory Id: CORE-2010-1109
Date published: 2010-11-30
Date of last update: 2010-11-30
Vendors contacted: BugTracker.NET team
Release mode: Coordinated release
2. *Vulnerability Information*
Class: Cross site scripting [CWE-79], SQL injection [CWE-89]
Impact: Code execution
Remotely Exploitable: Yes
Locally Exploitable: No
CVE Name: CVE-2010-3266, CVE-2010-3267
Bugtraq ID: N/A
3. *Vulnerability Description*
BugTracker.NET  is an open-source web-based bug tracker written
using ASP.NET, C#, and Microsoft SQL Server. Several cross-site
scripting and SQL-injection vulnerabilities were found in the following
files of the BugTracker.NET:
. *bugs.aspx*. SQL injection in line 141.
. *delete_query.aspx*. No sanitization for 'row_id.Value' in line 30.
. *edit_bug.aspx*. Variables without sanitization in lines 1846 and 1857.
. *edit_bug.aspx*. No sanitization for variable 'new_project', line 2214.
. *edit_bug.aspx*. XSS in line 2918.
. *edit_comment.aspx*. XSS in line 233.
. *edit_customfield.aspx*. Lines 165 and 172, no sanitization.
. *edit_user_permissions2.aspx*. XSS in line 40.
. *massedit.aspx*. SQL Injection in line 162.
4. *Vulnerable packages*
. BugTracker.NET v3.4.4.
. Older versions are probably affected too, but they were not checked.
5. *Non-vulnerable packages*
. BugTracker.NET v3.4.5.
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Damián Saura
and Alejandro Frydman from Core Security Technologies.
7. *Technical Description / Proof of Concept Code*
7.1. *XSS Vulnerabilities*
[CVE-2010-3266 | N/A]. All XSS vulnerabilities can be exploited in
similar ways. The following proof of concept shows how to exploit the
XSS founded in 'edit_comment.aspx':
230 <div class=align>
231 <table border=0><tr><td>
233 <a href=edit_bug.aspx?id=<%
Response.Write(Request["bug_id"]);%>>back to <%
234 <form class=frm runat="server">
236 <table border=0>
First, login to BugTracker and create a comment in a previously created
bug. Then, edit it using this URL:
will be rendered without sanitization in the line 233, and executed in
the context of the client's web browser.
7.2. *SQL Injection Vulnerabilities*
[CVE-2010-3267 | N/A]. All SQL injection vulnerabilities can also be
exploited in similar ways. Consider, for example, the code located in
26 if (IsPostBack)
28 // do delete here
29 sql = @"delete queries where qu_id = $1";
30 sql = sql.Replace("$1", row_id.Value);
32 Server.Transfer ("queries.aspx");
In line 30, the value of 'row_id' is injected without sanitization into
the SQL query. This value arrives to the server in a hidden field of a
client request. As a result, a malicious user can manipulate this value
in order to execute code in the database layer of the application.
8. *Report Timeline*
Core Security Technologies notifies the BugTracker team of the
vulnerability, setting the estimated publication date of the advisory to
December 20th 2010.
The BugTracker team asks Core for a technical description of the
Technical details sent to BugTracker team.
The BugTracker team acknowledges the report and notifies they will fix
all issues in 1 or 2 working days.
The BugTracker team notifies that a patched version is publicly
available at Sourceforge and Codeplex.
The advisory CORE-2010-1109 is published.
 BugTracker.NET official website:
 BugTracker.NET Source Forge project:
10. *About CoreLabs*
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11. *About Core Security Technologies*
Core Security Technologies develops strategic solutions that help
security-conscious organizations worldwide develop and maintain a
proactive process for securing their networks. The company's flagship
product, CORE IMPACT, is the most comprehensive product for performing
enterprise security assurance testing. CORE IMPACT evaluates network,
endpoint and end-user vulnerabilities and identifies what resources are
exposed. It enables organizations to determine if current security
investments are detecting and preventing attacks. Core Security
Technologies augments its leading technology solution with world-class
security consulting services, including penetration testing and software
security auditing. Based in Boston, MA and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Core
Security Technologies can be reached at 617-399-6980 or on the Web at
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