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[ GLSA 200510-21 ] phpMyAdmin: Local file inclusion and XSS vulnerabilities
From: Thierry Carrez <koon () gentoo org>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 13:49:15 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200510-21
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: phpMyAdmin: Local file inclusion and XSS vulnerabilities
      Date: October 25, 2005
      Bugs: #110146
        ID: 200510-21

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Synopsis
========

phpMyAdmin contains a local file inclusion vulnerability that may lead
to the execution of arbitrary code, along with several cross-site
scripting issues.

Background
==========

phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the
administration of MySQL over the web.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package            /  Vulnerable  /                    Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  dev-db/phpmyadmin     < 2.6.4_p3                      >= 2.6.4_p3

Description
===========

Stefan Esser discovered that by calling certain PHP files directly, it
was possible to workaround the grab_globals.lib.php security model and
overwrite the $cfg configuration array. Systems running PHP in safe
mode are not affected. Futhermore, Tobias Klein reported several
cross-site-scripting issues resulting from insufficient user input
sanitizing.

Impact
======

A local attacker may exploit this vulnerability by sending malicious
requests, causing the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of
the user running the web server. Furthermore, the cross-site scripting
issues give a remote attacker the ability to inject and execute
malicious script code or to steal cookie-based authentication
credentials, potentially compromising the victim's browser.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround for all those issues at this time.

Resolution
==========

All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.4_p3"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] PMASA-2005-5
        http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2005-5

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200510-21.xml

Concerns?
=========

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
=======

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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