Multiple flaws in phpMyAdmin may lead to several XSS issues and local and remote file inclusion vulnerabilities.
|Package||dev-db/phpmyadmin on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.7.0_p1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.7.0_p1|
phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the web.
Stefan Esser from Hardened-PHP reported about multiple vulnerabilties found in phpMyAdmin. The $GLOBALS variable allows modifying the global variable import_blacklist to open phpMyAdmin to local and remote file inclusion, depending on your PHP version (CVE-2005-4079, PMASA-2005-9). Furthermore, it is also possible to conduct an XSS attack via the $HTTP_HOST variable and a local and remote file inclusion because the contents of the variable are under total control of the attacker (CVE-2005-3665, PMASA-2005-8).
A remote attacker may exploit these vulnerabilities by sending malicious requests, causing the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the web server. The cross-site scripting issues allow a remote attacker to inject and execute malicious script code or to steal cookie-based authentication credentials, potentially allowing unauthorized access to phpMyAdmin.
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-2.7.0_p1"
December 11, 2005
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