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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200503-07 ] phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200503-07)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 03, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #83190, #83792
ID: 200503-07


phpMyAdmin contains multiple vulnerabilities that could lead to command execution, XSS issues and bypass of security restrictions.


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_p2-r1
Unaffected: >= 2.6.1_p2-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


phpMyAdmin contains several security issues:
  • Maksymilian Arciemowicz has discovered multiple variable injection vulnerabilities that can be exploited through "$cfg" and "GLOBALS" variables and localized strings
  • It is possible to force phpMyAdmin to disclose information in error messages
  • Failure to correctly escape special characters


By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker can include and execute arbitrary PHP code or cause path information disclosure. Furthermore the XSS issue allows an attacker to inject malicious script code, potentially compromising the victim's browser. Lastly the improper escaping of special characters results in unintended privilege settings for MySQL.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.1_p2-r1"


phpMyAdmin bug 1113788

Last edited by GLSA on Mon May 22, 2006 4:18 am; edited 2 times in total
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