GLSA-200410-14 : phpMyAdmin: Vulnerability in MIME-based transformation system

High Nessus Plugin ID 15511


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-14 (phpMyAdmin: Vulnerability in MIME-based transformation system)

A defect was found in phpMyAdmin's MIME-based transformation system, when used with 'external' transformations.
Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the server with the rights of the HTTP server user.
Workaround :

Enabling PHP safe mode ('safe_mode = On' in php.ini) may serve as a temporary workaround.


All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.0_p2' # emerge '>=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.0_p2'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15511

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200410-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/10/19

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: 2004/10/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/10/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2630

OSVDB: 10715

GLSA: 200410-14