GLSA-200410-14 : phpMyAdmin: Vulnerability in MIME-based transformation system

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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-200410-14
(phpMyAdmin: Vulnerability in MIME-based transformation system)

A defect was found in phpMyAdmin's MIME-based transformation system,
when used with 'external' transformations.

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
commands on the server with the rights of the HTTP server user.

Workaround :

Enabling PHP safe mode ('safe_mode = On' in php.ini) may serve as a
temporary workaround.

See also :

http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=414281
http://secunia.com/advisories/12813/
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200410-14.xml

Solution :

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'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15511 (gentoo_GLSA-200410-14.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-2630