GLSA-200503-07 : phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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-200503-07
(phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities)

phpMyAdmin contains several security issues:
Maksymilian Arciemowicz has discovered multiple variable injection
vulnerabilities that can be exploited through '$cfg' and 'GLOBALS'
variables and localized strings
It is possible to force phpMyAdmin to disclose information in error
messages
Failure to correctly escape special characters

Impact :

By sending a specially crafted request, an attacker can include and
execute arbitrary PHP code or cause path information disclosure.
Furthermore the XSS issue allows an attacker to inject malicious script
code, potentially compromising the victim's browser. Lastly the
improper escaping of special characters results in unintended privilege
settings for MySQL.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2005-1
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2005-2
http://www.nessus.org/u?502f7f16
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-07.xml

Solution :

All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.1_p2-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17263 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0543
CVE-2005-0544
CVE-2005-0653