GLSA-200803-15 : phpMyAdmin: SQL injection vulnerability
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31441
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200803-15 (phpMyAdmin: SQL injection vulnerability)
Richard Cunningham reported that phpMyAdmin uses the $_REQUEST variable of $_GET and $_POST as a source for its parameters.
An attacker could entice a user to visit a malicious web application that sets an 'sql_query' cookie and is hosted on the same domain as phpMyAdmin, and thereby conduct SQL injection attacks with the privileges of the user authenticating in phpMyAdmin afterwards.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.11.5'