phpMyAdmin: Local file inclusion and XSS vulnerabilities
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200510-21 / phpmyadmin
||October 25, 2005
||May 22, 2006: 02
||local and remote
All supported architectures
phpMyAdmin contains a local file inclusion vulnerability that may lead to
the execution of arbitrary code, along with several cross-site scripting
phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the
administration of MySQL over the web.
Stefan Esser discovered that by calling certain PHP files directly, it
was possible to workaround the grab_globals.lib.php security model and
overwrite the $cfg configuration array. Systems running PHP in safe
mode are not affected. Futhermore, Tobias Klein reported several
cross-site-scripting issues resulting from insufficient user input
A local attacker may exploit this vulnerability by sending malicious
requests, causing the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of
the user running the web server. Furthermore, the cross-site scripting
issues give a remote attacker the ability to inject and execute
malicious script code or to steal cookie-based authentication
credentials, potentially compromising the victim's browser.
There is no known workaround for all those issues at this time.
All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.4_p3"