GLSA-200512-03 : phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-200512-03
(phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Stefan Esser from Hardened-PHP reported about multiple
vulnerabilties found in phpMyAdmin. The $GLOBALS variable allows
modifying the global variable import_blacklist to open phpMyAdmin to
local and remote file inclusion, depending on your PHP version
(CVE-2005-4079, PMASA-2005-9). Furthermore, it is also possible to
conduct an XSS attack via the $HTTP_HOST variable and a local and
remote file inclusion because the contents of the variable are under
total control of the attacker (CVE-2005-3665, PMASA-2005-8).

Impact :

A remote attacker may exploit these vulnerabilities by sending
malicious requests, causing the execution of arbitrary code with the
rights of the user running the web server. The cross-site scripting
issues allow a remote attacker to inject and execute malicious script
code or to steal cookie-based authentication credentials, potentially
allowing unauthorized access to phpMyAdmin.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2005-8
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2005-9
http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory_252005.110.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200512-03.xml

Solution :

All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.7.0_p1'

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: 20312 (gentoo_GLSA-200512-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3665
CVE-2005-4079