GLSA-200504-08 : phpMyAdmin: XSS vulnerability

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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-200504-08
(phpMyAdmin: XSS vulnerability)

Oriol Torrent Santiago has discovered that phpMyAdmin fails to validate
input to the 'convcharset' variable, rendering it vulnerable to
cross-site scripting attacks.

Impact :

By sending a specially crafted request, an attacker can inject and
execute malicious script code, potentially compromising the victim's
browser.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2005-3
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200504-08.xml

Solution :

All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.2_rc1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18013 (gentoo_GLSA-200504-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0992