Fedora 8 : phpMyAdmin- (2008-6450)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 33538


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update solves a not yet clearly documented security issue with phpMyAdmin.

- [interface] New field cannot be auto-increment and primary key - [dbi] Incorrect interpretation for some mysqli field flags - [display] part 1: do not display a TEXT utf8_bin as BLOB (fixed for mysqli extension only)
- [interface] sanitize the after_field parameter, thanks to Norman Hippert - [structure] do not remove the BINARY attribute in drop-down - [session] Overriding session.hash_bits_per_character - [interface] sanitize the table comments in table print view, thanks to Norman Hippert - [general] Auto_Increment selected for TimeStamp by Default - [display] No tilde for InnoDB row counter when we know it for sure, thanks to Vladyslav Bakayev - dandy76 - [display] alt text causes duplicated strings - [interface] Cannot upload BLOB into existing row - [export] HTML in exports getting corrupted, thanks to Jason Judge - jasonjudge - [interface] BINARY not treated as BLOB: update/delete issues - [security] protection against XSS when register_globals is on and .htaccess has no effect, thanks to Tim Starling - [export] Firefox 3 and .sql.gz (corrupted); detect Gecko 1.9, thanks to Juergen Wind - [security] CSRF by manipulating the db, convcharset and collation_connection parameters, thanks to YGN Ethical Hacker Group http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=P MASA-2008-5

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected phpMyAdmin package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 33538

File Name: fedora_2008-6450.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/07/18

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:phpMyAdmin, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3197

FEDORA: 2008-6450

CWE: 352