GLSA 200411-36: phpMyAdmin: Multiple XSS vulnerabilities
Posted on: 11/27/2004 01:55 PM

A phpMyAdmin security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200411-36
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: phpMyAdmin: Multiple XSS vulnerabilities
Date: November 27, 2004
Bugs: #71819
ID: 200411-36

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Synopsis
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phpMyAdmin is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.

Background
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phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL databases from a web-browser.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-db/phpmyadmin < 2.6.0_p3 >= 2.6.0_p3

Description
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Cedric Cochin has discovered multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in phpMyAdmin. These vulnerabilities can be exploited through the PmaAbsoluteUri parameter, the zero_rows parameter in read_dump.php, the confirm form, or an error message generated by the internal phpMyAdmin parser.

Impact
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By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker can inject and execute malicious script code, potentially compromising the victim's browser.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.0_p3"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2004-1055
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1055
[ 2 ] PMASA-2004-3
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2004
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[ 3 ] netVigilance Advisory
http://www.netvigilance.com/html/advisory0005.htm

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200411-36.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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