FreeBSD : phpMyAdmin -- XSS and DoS vulnerabilities (c9c46fbf-7b83-11e4-a96e-6805ca0b3d42)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The phpMyAdmin development team reports :

DoS vulnerability with long passwords.

With very long passwords it was possible to initiate a denial of
service attack on phpMyAdmin.

We consider this vulnerability to be serious.

This vulnerability can be mitigated by configuring throttling in the
webserver.

XSS vulnerability in redirection mechanism.

With a crafted URL it was possible to trigger an XSS in the
redirection mechanism in phpMyAdmin.

We consider this vulnerability to be non critical.

See also :

http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security/PMASA-2014-17.php
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security/PMASA-2014-18.php
http://www.nessus.org/u?b0a98ae3

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79734 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9218
CVE-2014-9219

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