Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in phpMyAdmin, the worst of
which may allow for remote code execution.
||dev-db/phpmyadmin on all architectures
phpMyAdmin is a web-based management tool for MySQL databases.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in phpMyAdmin:
libraries/database_interface.lib.php in phpMyAdmin allows remote
authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via a request to
server_databases.php with a sort_by parameter containing PHP sequences,
which are processed by create_function (CVE-2008-4096).
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in pmd_pdf.php allows remote
attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the db parameter,
a different vector than CVE-2006-6942 and CVE-2007-5977
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in phpMyAdmin allows
remote authenticated attackers to perform unauthorized actions as the
administrator via a link or IMG tag to tbl_structure.php with a
modified table parameter. NOTE: this can be leveraged to conduct SQL
injection attacks and execute arbitrary code (CVE-2008-5621).
Multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities in
phpMyAdmin allow remote attackers to conduct SQL injection attacks via
unknown vectors related to the table parameter, a different vector than
A remote attacker may execute arbitrary code with the rights of the
webserver, inject and execute SQL with the rights of phpMyAdmin or
conduct XSS attacks against other users.
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-188.8.131.52"