Debian DSA-1918-1 : phpmyadmin - several vulnerabilities

2010-02-24T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DSA-1918.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-11-10T00:00:00

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 :

  • CVE-2009-3696 Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted MySQL table name.

  • CVE-2009-3697 SQL injection vulnerability in the PDF schema generator functionality allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands. This issue does not apply to the version in Debian 4.0 Etch.

Additionally, extra fortification has been added for the web-based setup.php script. Although the shipped web server configuration should ensure that this script is protected, in practice this turned out not always to be the case. The config.inc.php file is not writable anymore by the webserver user. See README.Debian for details on how to enable the setup.php script if and when you need it.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-1918. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(44783);
  script_version("1.12");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/10 11:49:34");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2009-3696", "CVE-2009-3697");
  script_bugtraq_id(36658);
  script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"1918");

  script_name(english:"Debian DSA-1918-1 : phpmyadmin - several vulnerabilities");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"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 :

  - CVE-2009-3696
    Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability allows remote
    attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a
    crafted MySQL table name.

  - CVE-2009-3697
    SQL injection vulnerability in the PDF schema generator
    functionality allows remote attackers to execute
    arbitrary SQL commands. This issue does not apply to the
    version in Debian 4.0 Etch.

Additionally, extra fortification has been added for the web-based
setup.php script. Although the shipped web server configuration should
ensure that this script is protected, in practice this turned out not
always to be the case. The config.inc.php file is not writable anymore
by the webserver user. See README.Debian for details on how to enable
the setup.php script if and when you need it."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=552194"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3696"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3697"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1918"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Upgrade the phpmyadmin package.

For the old stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed
in version 2.9.1.1-13.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in
version 2.11.8.1-5+lenny3."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");
  script_cwe_id(79, 89);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:phpmyadmin");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2009/10/25");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2010/02/24");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Debian Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/Debian/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("debian_package.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Debian");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;
if (deb_check(release:"4.0", prefix:"phpmyadmin", reference:"2.9.1.1-13")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"5.0", prefix:"phpmyadmin", reference:"2.11.8.1-5+lenny3")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:deb_report_get());
  else security_hole(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");