GLSA 200504-08: phpMyAdmin: Cross-site scripting
Posted on: 04/12/2005 04:53 AM

A phpMyAdmin update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200504-08
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: phpMyAdmin: Cross-site scripting vulnerability
Date: April 11, 2005
Bugs: #87952
ID: 200504-08

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Synopsis
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phpMyAdmin is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack.

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; 2.6.2_rc1 gt;= 2.6.2_rc1

Description
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Oriol Torrent Santiago has discovered that phpMyAdmin fails to validate input to the "convcharset" variable, rendering it vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.

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 "gt;=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.2_rc1"

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

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-200504-08.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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