GLSA-200407-22 : phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 14555


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200407-22 (phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Two serious vulnerabilities exist in phpMyAdmin. The first allows any user to alter the server configuration variables (including host, name, and password) by appending new settings to the array variables that hold the configuration in a GET statement. The second allows users to include arbitrary PHP code to be executed within an eval() statement in table name configuration settings. This second vulnerability is only exploitable if $cfg['LeftFrameLight'] is set to FALSE.
Impact :

Authenticated users can alter configuration variables for their running copy of phpMyAdmin. The impact of this should be minimal. However, the second vulnerability would allow an authenticated user to execute arbitrary PHP code with the permissions of the webserver, potentially allowing a serious Denial of Service or further remote compromise.
Workaround :

The second, more serious vulnerability is only exploitable if $cfg['LeftFrameLight'] is set to FALSE. In the default Gentoo installation, this is set to TRUE. There is no known workaround for the first.


All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.5.7_p1' # emerge '>=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.5.7_p1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14555

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200407-22.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/30

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:phpmyadmin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/07/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/06/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2631, CVE-2004-2632

OSVDB: 7314, 7315

GLSA: 200407-22