[ GLSA 200805-02 ] phpMyAdmin: Information disclosure

2008-05-06T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:19800
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-05-06T00:00:00

Description

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200805-02


                                        http://security.gentoo.org/

Severity: Low Title: phpMyAdmin: Information disclosure Date: May 05, 2008 Bugs: #219005 ID: 200805-02


Synopsis

A vulnerability in phpMyAdmin may lead to information disclosure.

Background

phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL databases from a web-browser.

Affected packages

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1 dev-db/phpmyadmin < 2.11.5.2 >= 2.11.5.2

Description

Cezary Tomczak reported that an undefined UploadDir variable exposes an information disclosure vulnerability when running on shared hosts.

Impact

A remote attacker with CREATE TABLE permissions can exploit this vulnerability via a specially crafted HTTP POST request in order to read arbitrary files.

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-2.11.5.2&quot;

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2008-1924 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1924

Availability

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200805-02.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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