FreeBSD : phpmyadmin -- multiple vulnerabilities (7e4e5c53-a56c-11e0-b180-00216aa06fc2)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The phpMyAdmin development team reports :

It was possible to manipulate the PHP session superglobal using some
of the Swekey authentication code. This could open a path for other

An unsanitized key from the Servers array is written in a comment of
the generated config. An attacker can modify this key by modifying the
SESSION superglobal array. This allows the attacker to close the
comment and inject code.

Through a possible bug in PHP running on Windows systems a NULL byte
can truncate the pattern string allowing an attacker to inject the /e
modifier causing the preg_replace function to execute its second
argument as PHP code.

Fixed filtering of a file path in the MIME-type transformation code,
which allowed for directory traversal.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55502 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2505

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