GLSA 200512-03 phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 12/11/2005 11:12 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200512-03
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: December 11, 2005
Bugs: #114662
ID: 200512-03

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Synopsis
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Multiple flaws in phpMyAdmin may lead to several XSS issues and local
and remote file inclusion vulnerabilities.

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; 2.7.0_p1 gt;= 2.7.0_p1

Description
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Stefan Esser from Hardened-PHP reported about multiple vulnerabilties
found in phpMyAdmin. The $GLOBALS variable allows modifying the global
variable import_blacklist to open phpMyAdmin to local and remote file
inclusion, depending on your PHP version (CVE-2005-4079, PMASA-2005-9).
Furthermore, it is also possible to conduct an XSS attack via the
$HTTP_HOST variable and a local and remote file inclusion because the
contents of the variable are under total control of the attacker
(CVE-2005-3665, PMASA-2005-8).

Impact
======

A remote attacker may exploit these vulnerabilities by sending
malicious requests, causing the execution of arbitrary code with the
rights of the user running the web server. The cross-site scripting
issues allow a remote attacker to inject and execute malicious script
code or to steal cookie-based authentication credentials, potentially
allowing unauthorized access to phpMyAdmin.

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-2.7.0_p1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2005-3665
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3665
[ 2 ] CVE-2005-4079
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-4079
[ 3 ] PMASA-2005-8
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2005-8
[ 4 ] PMASA-2005-9
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2005-9
[ 5 ] Hardened-PHP Advisory 25/2005
http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory_252005.110.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-200512-03.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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