GLSA 200412-19: phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 12/19/2004 06:31 PM

A phpMyAdmin security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200412-19
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: December 19, 2004
Bugs: #74303
ID: 200412-19

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Synopsis
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phpMyAdmin contains multiple vulnerabilities which could lead to file disclosure or command execution.

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 < 2.6.1_rc1 >= 2.6.1_rc1

Description
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Nicolas Gregoire (exaprobe.com) has discovered two vulnerabilities that exist only on a webserver where PHP safe_mode is off. These vulnerabilities could lead to command execution or file disclosure.

Impact
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On a system where external MIME-based transformations are enabled, an attacker can insert offensive values in MySQL, which would start a shell when the data is browsed. On a system where the UploadDir is enabled, read_dump.php could use the unsanitized sql_localfile variable to disclose a file.

Workaround
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You can temporarily enable PHP safe_mode or disable external MIME-based transformation AND disable the UploadDir. But instead, we strongly advise to update your version to 2.6.1_rc1.

Resolution
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All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.1_rc1"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2004-1147
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1147
[ 2 ] CAN-2004-1148
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1148
[ 3 ] PHPMyAdmin advisory: PMASA-2004-4
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2004-4
[ 4 ] Exaprobe.com advisory: esa-2004-1213
http://www.exaprobe.com/labs/advisories/esa-2004-1213.html

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-200412-19.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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