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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:17 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200412-19 ] phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200412-19)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: December 19, 2004
Bug(s): #74303
ID: 200412-19


phpMyAdmin contains multiple vulnerabilities which could lead to file disclosure or command execution.


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

Affected Packages

Package: dev-db/phpmyadmin
Vulnerable: < 2.6.1_rc1
Unaffected: >= 2.6.1_rc1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Nicolas Gregoire ( has discovered two vulnerabilities that exist only on a webserver where PHP safe_mode is off. These vulnerabilities could lead to command execution or file disclosure.


On a system where external MIME-based transformations are enabled, an attacker can insert offensive values in MySQL, which would start a shell when the data is browsed. On a system where the UploadDir is enabled, read_dump.php could use the unsanitized sql_localfile variable to disclose a file.


You can temporarily enable PHP safe_mode or disable external MIME-based transformation AND disable the UploadDir. But instead, we strongly advise to update your version to 2.6.1_rc1.


All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.1_rc1"


PHPMyAdmin advisory: PMASA-2004-4 advisory: esa-2004-1213

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