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phpMyAdmin: Information disclosure



phpMyAdmin: Information disclosure
phpMyAdmin: Information disclosure



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200805-02
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  Severity: Low
     Title: phpMyAdmin: Information disclosure
      Date: May 05, 2008
      Bugs: #219005
        ID: 200805-02

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in phpMyAdmin may lead to information disclosure.

Background
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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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     Package            /  Vulnerable  /                    Unaffected
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  1  dev-db/phpmyadmin     < 2.11.5.2                      >= 2.11.5.2

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

Impact
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.11.5.2"

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

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

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 
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