GLSA 200803-15 phpMyAdmin: SQL injection vulnerability
Posted on: 03/09/2008 11:00 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - phpMyAdmin: SQL injection vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200803-15
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: phpMyAdmin: SQL injection vulnerability
Date: March 09, 2008
Bugs: #212000
ID: 200803-15

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Synopsis
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A SQL injection vulnerability has been discovered in phpMyAdmin.

Background
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phpMyAdmin is a free web-based database administration tool.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-db/phpmyadmin lt; 2.11.5 gt;= 2.11.5

Description
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Richard Cunningham reported that phpMyAdmin uses the $_REQUEST variable
of $_GET and $_POST as a source for its parameters.

Impact
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An attacker could entice a user to visit a malicious web application
that sets an "sql_query" cookie and is hosted on the same domain as
phpMyAdmin, and thereby conduct SQL injection attacks with the
privileges of the user authenticating in phpMyAdmin afterwards.

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-2.11.5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-1149
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1149

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-200803-15.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 2008 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/2.5



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