[SECURITY] [DSA 1207-2] New phpmyadmin packages fix regression

ID DEBIAN:DSA-1207-2:51A46
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2006-11-19T00:00:00


Debian Security Advisory DSA 1207-2 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff November 19th, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : phpmyadmin Vulnerability : several Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CVE-2006-1678 CVE-2006-2418 CVE-2005-3621 CVE-2005-3665 CVE-2006-5116 Debian Bug : 339437 340438 362567 368082 391090

The phpmyadmin update in DSA 1207 introduced a regression. This update corrects this flaw. For completeness, the original advisory text below:

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in phpMyAdmin, a program to administrate MySQL over the web. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:


CRLF injection vulnerability allows remote attackers to conduct
HTTP response splitting attacks.


Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities allow remote
attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) HTTP_HOST
variable and (2) various scripts in the libraries directory that
handle header generation.


Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities allow remote
attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via scripts in the
themes directory.


A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability allows remote attackers
to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the db parameter of


A remote attacker could overwrite internal variables through the
_FILES global variable.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 2.6.2-3sarge3.

For the upcoming stable release (etch) and unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your phpmyadmin package.

Upgrade Instructions

wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:

apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge

Source archives:

  Size/MD5 checksum:      604 32ee16f4370604bc150d93c5676fface
  Size/MD5 checksum:    38520 f27c4b99bbdb3dc13fb71aef99749247
  Size/MD5 checksum:  2654418 05e33121984824c43d94450af3edf267

Architecture independent components:

  Size/MD5 checksum:  2769182 00f14fb52a14546e92ece84c16cd249f

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update.

For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>