Multiple Vulnerabilities in BugTracker.Net | CoreLabs Advisories

Multiple Vulnerabilities in BugTracker.Net

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1. Advisory Information

Title: Multiple vulnerabilities in BugTracker.Net
Advisory Id: CORE-2010-1109
Advisory URL:
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 [1][2] 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.

6. Credits

This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Damian 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> 232 233 <a href=edit_bug.aspx?id=<% Response.Write(Request["bug_id"]);%>>back to <% Response.Write(btnet.Util.get_setting("SingularBugLabel","bug")); %></a> 234 <form class=frm runat="server"> 235 236 <table border=0> ...

First, login to BugTracker and create a comment in a previously created bug. Then, edit it using this URL:


As a result, the JavaScript code injected into the parameter bug_id 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 delete_query.aspx:

... 26 if (IsPostBack) 27 { 28 // do delete here 29 sql = @"delete queries where qu_id = $1"; 30 sql = sql.Replace("$1", row_id.Value); 31 btnet.DbUtil.execute_nonquery(sql); 32 Server.Transfer ("queries.aspx"); 33 } ...

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

  • 2010-11-29: Core Security Technologies notifies the BugTracker team of the vulnerability, setting the estimated publication date of the advisory to December 20th 2010.
  • 2010-11-29: The BugTracker team asks Core for a technical description of the vulnerability.
  • 2010-11-29: Technical details sent to BugTracker team.
  • 2010-11-29: The BugTracker team acknowledges the report and notifies they will fix all issues in 1 or 2 working days.
  • 2010-11-30: The BugTracker team notifies that a patched version is publicly available at Sourceforge and Codeplex.
  • 2010-11-30: The advisory CORE-2010-1109 is published.

9. References

[1] BugTracker.NET official website:
[2] BugTracker.NET Source Forge project:

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