GLSA-200903-32 : phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 35964


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-32 (phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in phpMyAdmin:
libraries/database_interface.lib.php in phpMyAdmin allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via a request to server_databases.php with a sort_by parameter containing PHP sequences, which are processed by create_function (CVE-2008-4096).
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in pmd_pdf.php allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the db parameter, a different vector than CVE-2006-6942 and CVE-2007-5977 (CVE-2008-4775).
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in phpMyAdmin allows remote authenticated attackers to perform unauthorized actions as the administrator via a link or IMG tag to tbl_structure.php with a modified table parameter. NOTE: this can be leveraged to conduct SQL injection attacks and execute arbitrary code (CVE-2008-5621).
Multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities in phpMyAdmin allow remote attackers to conduct SQL injection attacks via unknown vectors related to the table parameter, a different vector than CVE-2008-5621 (CVE-2008-5622).
Impact :

A remote attacker may execute arbitrary code with the rights of the webserver, inject and execute SQL with the rights of phpMyAdmin or conduct XSS attacks against other users.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/phpmyadmin-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35964

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200903-32.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/03/19

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/18

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6942, CVE-2007-5977, CVE-2008-4096, CVE-2008-4775, CVE-2008-5621

BID: 32720

OSVDB: 48154, 49437, 49692, 50634

GLSA: 200903-32

CWE: 20, 79, 352