GLSA-200402-05 : 2.5.6-rc1: possible attack against export.php

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200402-05
(2.5.6-rc1: possible attack against export.php)

One component of the phpMyAdmin software package (export.php) does not
properly verify input that is passed to it from a remote user. Since the
input is used to include other files, it is possible to launch a directory
traversal attack.

Impact :

Private information could be gleaned from the remote server if an attacker
uses a malformed URL such as http://phpmyadmin.example.com/export.php?what=../../../[existing_file]
In this scenario, the script does not sanitize the 'what' argument passed
to it, allowing directory traversal attacks to take place, disclosing
the contents of files if the file is readable as the web-server user.

Workaround :

The workaround is to either patch the export.php file using the
referenced CVS patch or upgrade the software via Portage.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?848f6be3
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200402-05.xml

Solution :

Users are encouraged to upgrade to phpMyAdmin-2.5.6_rc1:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.5.6_rc1'
# emerge '>=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.5.6_rc1'
# emerge clean

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14449 (gentoo_GLSA-200402-05.nasl)

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