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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-21
(phpMyAdmin: Local file inclusion and XSS vulnerabilities)
Stefan Esser discovered that by calling certain PHP files directly, it
was possible to workaround the grab_globals.lib.php security model and
overwrite the $cfg configuration array. Systems running PHP in safe
mode are not affected. Futhermore, Tobias Klein reported several
cross-site-scripting issues resulting from insufficient user input
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. Furthermore, the cross-site scripting
issues give a remote attacker the ability to inject and execute
malicious script code or to steal cookie-based authentication
credentials, potentially compromising the victim's browser.
There is no known workaround for all those issues at this time.
See also :
All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.4_p3'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true