GLSA 200510-16 phpMyAdmin: Local file inclusion vulnerability
Posted on: 10/17/2005 09:22 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - phpMyAdmin: Local file inclusion vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200510-16
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: phpMyAdmin: Local file inclusion vulnerability
Date: October 17, 2005
Bugs: #108939
ID: 200510-16

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Synopsis
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phpMyAdmin contains a local file inclusion vulnerability that may lead
to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the
administration of MySQL over the web.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-db/phpmyadmin lt; 2.6.4_p2 gt;= 2.6.4_p2

Description
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Maksymilian Arciemowicz reported that in
libraries/grab_globals.lib.php, the $__redirect parameter was not
correctly validated. Systems running PHP in safe mode are not affected.

Impact
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A local attacker may exploit this vulnerability by sending malicious
requests, causing the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of
the user running the web server.

Workaround
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Run PHP in safe mode.

Resolution
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All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.4_p2"

References
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[ 1 ] PMASA-2005-4
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2005-4

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-200510-16.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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