phpmyadmin -- insufficient input sanitising

2010-08-29T00:00:00
ID DSA-2097
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2010-08-29T00:00:00

Description

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 2.11.8.1-5+lenny5.

For the testing (squeeze) and unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 3.3.5.1-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your phpmyadmin package.