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Google Bug Database Flaws Expose Severe Vulnerabilities

October 31, 2017

A security researcher was able to view some of Google’s most severe vulnerabilities due to flaws in the company’s internal bug tracking system, he said. The Issue Tracker, or Buganizer, as it’s known internally, is used among researchers and bug hunters to submit issues found in Google products and services.

External users only get to see “the tip of the iceberg” when it comes to issues submitted to the Buganizer, says Alex Birsan, who found the vulnerabilities. Birsan spoofed a Google corporate email address to enter the system’s back end.

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