New phpmyadmin packages for Debian
Posted on: 09/12/2010 07:51 AM

New phpmyadmin packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

[SECURITY] [DSA 2097-2] New phpmyadmin packages fix several vulnerabilities
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2097-2
Debian -- Security Information Thijs Kinkhorst
September 11, 2010 Debian -- Debian security FAQ
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Package : phpmyadmin
Vulnerability : insufficient input sanitising
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2010-3055 CVE-2010-3056

The update in DSA 2097 for phpMyAdmin did not correctly apply the intended
changes, thereby not completely addressing the vulnerabilities. Updated
packages now fix the issues described in the original advisory text below.

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in phpMyAdmin, a tool
to administer MySQL over the web. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project identifies the following problems:


The configuration setup script does not properly sanitise its output
file, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via
a crafted POST request. In Debian, the setup tool is protected through
Apache HTTP basic authentication by default.


Various cross site scripting issues have been discovered that allow
a remote attacker to inject arbitrary web script or HTML.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in

For the testing (squeeze) and unstable distribution (sid), these problems
have been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your phpmyadmin package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 2870014 075301d16404c2d7d58216efc14f7a50

Size/MD5 checksum: 74349 e6f8e4ff6d973af576abeb4760caf5e0

Size/MD5 checksum: 1548 d6b8c634186104661caee4ac419a10ea

Architecture independent packages:

Size/MD5 checksum: 2886448 dcfc410cc5bcebc61bb32e33662e7fd3

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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