Check Point Advisories

Bugzilla Privilege Escalation - Email Validation Bypass (CVE-2014-1572)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1871
Date Published: 2 Oct 2014
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 2 Oct 2014
Source: IPS Research Team
Industry Reference:CVE-2014-1572
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R77, R76, R75, R71

Who is Vulnerable?
Bugzilla V 4.5.5 and prior
Vulnerability Description A privilege escalation vulnerability has been found in Bugzilla. The vulnerability is due to a flaw that allows a registering user alter his email address after token validation. Any authenticated remote attacker may leverage this vulnerability to gain administrative access to the vulnerable server.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update.For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R77 / R76 / R75 / R71

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Bugzilla Privilege Escalation - Email Validation Bypass protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Bugzilla Privilege Escalation - Email Validation Bypass

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