GLSA 200805-02 phpMyAdmin: Information disclosure
Posted on: 05/05/2008 10:55 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200805-02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: phpMyAdmin: Information disclosure
Date: May 05, 2008
Bugs: #219005
ID: 200805-02

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in phpMyAdmin may lead to information disclosure.

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; 2.11.5.2 gt;= 2.11.5.2

Description
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Cezary Tomczak reported that an undefined UploadDir variable exposes an
information disclosure vulnerability when running on shared hosts.

Impact
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A remote attacker with CREATE TABLE permissions can exploit this
vulnerability via a specially crafted HTTP POST request in order to
read arbitrary files.

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-2.11.5.2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-1924
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1924

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-200805-02.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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