FreeBSD : phpmyadmin -- register_globals emulation 'import_blacklist' manipulation (23afd91f-676b-11da-99f6-00123ffe8333)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Secunia reports :

Stefan Esser has reported a vulnerability in phpMyAdmin, which can be
exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks,
disclose sensitive information, and compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the register_globals
emulation layer in 'grab_globals.php' where the 'import_blacklist'
variable is not properly protected from being overwritten. This can be
exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's
browser session in context of an affected site, and include arbitrary
files from external and local resources.

See also :

http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2005-9
http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory_252005.110.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?eab0a7ce

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21399 (freebsd_pkg_23afd91f676b11da99f600123ffe8333.nasl)

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