GLSA-200510-16 : phpMyAdmin: Local file inclusion 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-200510-16
(phpMyAdmin: Local file inclusion vulnerability)

Maksymilian Arciemowicz reported that in
libraries/grab_globals.lib.php, the $__redirect parameter was not
correctly validated. Systems running PHP in safe mode are not affected.

Impact :

A local attacker may exploit this vulnerability by sending malicious
requests, causing the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of
the user running the web server.

Workaround :

Run PHP in safe mode.

See also :

http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2005-4
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200510-16.xml

Solution :

All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.4_p2'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20036 (gentoo_GLSA-200510-16.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3299