phpMyAdmin is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack.
|Package||dev-db/phpmyadmin on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.6.2_rc1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.6.2_rc1|
phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL databases from a web-browser.
Oriol Torrent Santiago has discovered that phpMyAdmin fails to validate input to the "convcharset" variable, rendering it vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.
By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker can inject and execute malicious script code, potentially compromising the victim's browser.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.2_rc1"
April 11, 2005
May 22, 2006: 02