[ GLSA 200803-15 ] phpMyAdmin: SQL injection vulnerability

2008-03-10T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:19366
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-03-10T00:00:00

Description

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200803-15


                                        http://security.gentoo.org/

Severity: Low Title: phpMyAdmin: SQL injection vulnerability Date: March 09, 2008 Bugs: #212000 ID: 200803-15


Synopsis

A SQL injection vulnerability has been discovered in phpMyAdmin.

Background

phpMyAdmin is a free web-based database administration tool.

Affected packages

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1 dev-db/phpmyadmin < 2.11.5 >= 2.11.5

Description

Richard Cunningham reported that phpMyAdmin uses the $_REQUEST variable of $_GET and $_POST as a source for its parameters.

Impact

An attacker could entice a user to visit a malicious web application that sets an "sql_query" cookie and is hosted on the same domain as phpMyAdmin, and thereby conduct SQL injection attacks with the privileges of the user authenticating in phpMyAdmin afterwards.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.11.5&quot;

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2008-1149 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1149

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200803-15.xml

Concerns?

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

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