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phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200512-03 / phpmyadmin
Release Date December 11, 2005
Latest Revision December 11, 2005: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-db/phpmyadmin < 2.7.0_p1 >= 2.7.0_p1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #114662

Synopsis

Multiple flaws in phpMyAdmin may lead to several XSS issues and local and remote file inclusion vulnerabilities.

2.  Impact Information

Background

phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the web.

Description

Stefan Esser from Hardened-PHP reported about multiple vulnerabilties found in phpMyAdmin. The $GLOBALS variable allows modifying the global variable import_blacklist to open phpMyAdmin to local and remote file inclusion, depending on your PHP version (CVE-2005-4079, PMASA-2005-9). Furthermore, it is also possible to conduct an XSS attack via the $HTTP_HOST variable and a local and remote file inclusion because the contents of the variable are under total control of the attacker (CVE-2005-3665, PMASA-2005-8).

Impact

A remote attacker may exploit these vulnerabilities by sending malicious requests, causing the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the web server. The cross-site scripting issues allow a remote attacker to inject and execute malicious script code or to steal cookie-based authentication credentials, potentially allowing unauthorized access to phpMyAdmin.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.7.0_p1"

4.  References



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