[SECURITY] [DSA 2097-2] New phpmyadmin packages fix several vulnerabilities

ID DEBIAN:DSA-2097-2:1D131
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2010-09-11T14:36:18


Debian Security Advisory DSA-2097-2 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Thijs Kinkhorst September 11, 2010 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : phpmyadmin Vulnerability : insufficient input sanitising Problem type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE Id(s) : CVE-2010-3055 CVE-2010-3056

The update in DSA 2097 for phpMyAdmin did not correctly apply the intended changes, thereby not completely addressing the vulnerabilities. Updated packages now fix the issues described in the original advisory text below.

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


The configuration setup script does not properly sanitise its output file, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via a crafted POST request. In Debian, the setup tool is protected through Apache HTTP basic authentication by default.


Various cross site scripting issues have been discovered that allow a remote attacker to inject arbitrary web script or HTML.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version

For the testing (squeeze) 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 5.0 alias lenny

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin_2.11.8.1.orig.tar.gz Size/MD5 checksum: 2870014 075301d16404c2d7d58216efc14f7a50 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin_2.11.8.1-5+lenny6.diff.gz Size/MD5 checksum: 74349 e6f8e4ff6d973af576abeb4760caf5e0 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin_2.11.8.1-5+lenny6.dsc Size/MD5 checksum: 1548 d6b8c634186104661caee4ac419a10ea

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin_2.11.8.1-5+lenny6_all.deb Size/MD5 checksum: 2886448 dcfc410cc5bcebc61bb32e33662e7fd3

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>