DSA 1207-2: New phpmyadmin packages fix regression
Posted on: 11/19/2006 03:15 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1207-2 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
November 19th, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : phpmyadmin
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2006-1678 CVE-2006-2418 CVE-2005-3621 CVE-2005-3665 CVE-2006-5116
Debian Bug : 339437 340438 362567 368082 391090

The phpmyadmin update in DSA 1207 introduced a regression. This update
corrects this flaw. For completeness, the original advisory text below:

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in phpMyAdmin, a
program to administrate MySQL over the web. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project identifies the following problems:


CRLF injection vulnerability allows remote attackers to conduct
HTTP response splitting attacks.


Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities allow remote
attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) HTTP_HOST
variable and (2) various scripts in the libraries directory that
handle header generation.


Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities allow remote
attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via scripts in the
themes directory.


A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability allows remote attackers
to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the db parameter of


A remote attacker could overwrite internal variables through the
_FILES global variable.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.6.2-3sarge3.

For the upcoming stable release (etch) and unstable distribution (sid)
these problems have been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your phpmyadmin package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 604 32ee16f4370604bc150d93c5676fface
Size/MD5 checksum: 38520 f27c4b99bbdb3dc13fb71aef99749247
Size/MD5 checksum: 2654418 05e33121984824c43d94450af3edf267

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 2769182 00f14fb52a14546e92ece84c16cd249f

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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