GLSA 200503-07: phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 03/03/2005 04:49 PM

A phpMyAdmin security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200503-07
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 03, 2005
Bugs: #83190, #83792
ID: 200503-07

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Synopsis
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phpMyAdmin contains multiple vulnerabilities that could lead to command execution, XSS issues and bypass of security restrictions.

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 lt; 2.6.1_p2-r1 gt;= 2.6.1_p2-r1

Description
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phpMyAdmin contains several security issues:

* Maksymilian Arciemowicz has discovered multiple variable injection vulnerabilities that can be exploited through "$cfg" and "GLOBALS" variables and localized strings

* It is possible to force phpMyAdmin to disclose information in error messages

* Failure to correctly escape special characters

Impact
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By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker can include and execute arbitrary PHP code or cause path information disclosure. furthermore the XSS issue allows an attacker to inject malicious script code, potentially compromising the victim's browser. Lastly the improper escaping of special characters results in unintended privilege settings for MySQL.

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 "gt;=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.1_p2-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] PMASA-2005-1
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2005
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[ 2 ] PMASA-2005-2
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2005
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[ 3 ] phpMyAdmin bug 1113788


http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detailaid=1113788group_
id=23067atid=377408

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-200503-07.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 2005 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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