GLSA 200903-32 phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 03/19/2009 12:40 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200903-32
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 18, 2009
Bugs: #237781, #244914, #246831, #250752
ID: 200903-32

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in phpMyAdmin, the worst
of which may allow for remote code execution.

Background
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phpMyAdmin is a web-based management tool for MySQL databases.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-db/phpmyadmin lt; 2.11.9.4 gt;= 2.11.9.4

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in phpMyAdmin:

* libraries/database_interface.lib.php in phpMyAdmin allows remote
authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via a request to
server_databases.php with a sort_by parameter containing PHP
sequences, which are processed by create_function (CVE-2008-4096).

* Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in pmd_pdf.php allows
remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the db
parameter, a different vector than CVE-2006-6942 and CVE-2007-5977
(CVE-2008-4775).

* Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in phpMyAdmin
allows remote authenticated attackers to perform unauthorized actions
as the administrator via a link or IMG tag to tbl_structure.php with
a modified table parameter. NOTE: this can be leveraged to conduct
SQL injection attacks and execute arbitrary code (CVE-2008-5621).

* Multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities in
phpMyAdmin allow remote attackers to conduct SQL injection attacks
via unknown vectors related to the table parameter, a different
vector than CVE-2008-5621 (CVE-2008-5622).

Impact
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A remote attacker may execute arbitrary code with the rights of the
webserver, inject and execute SQL with the rights of phpMyAdmin or
conduct XSS attacks against other users.

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-2.11.9.4"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-6942
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6942
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-5977
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5977
[ 3 ] CVE-2008-4096
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4096
[ 4 ] CVE-2008-4775
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4775
[ 5 ] CVE-2008-5621
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5621
[ 6 ] CVE-2008-5622
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5622

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-200903-32.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 2009 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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