A vulnerability has been found in the MIME-based transformation system of phpMyAdmin, which may allow remote execution of arbitrary commands if PHP's "safe mode" is disabled.
|Package||dev-db/phpmyadmin on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.6.0_p2|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.6.0_p2|
A defect was found in phpMyAdmin's MIME-based transformation system, when used with "external" transformations.
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the server with the rights of the HTTP server user.
Enabling PHP safe mode ("safe_mode = On" in php.ini) may serve as a temporary workaround.
All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.0_p2" # emerge ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.0_p2"
October 18, 2004
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