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phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities


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


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

2.  Impact Information


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


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).


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


There is no known workaround 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-2.7.0_p1"

4.  References


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