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

High Nessus Plugin ID 21399


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


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.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21399

File Name: freebsd_pkg_23afd91f676b11da99f600123ffe8333.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:phpMyAdmin, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2005/12/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/12/07

Reference Information

Secunia: 17925