Gentoo: phpMyAdmin Multiple XSS vulnerabilities
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Gentoo phpMyAdmin is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200411-36
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  Severity: Low
     Title: phpMyAdmin: Multiple XSS vulnerabilities
      Date: November 27, 2004
      Bugs: #71819
        ID: 200411-36

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Synopsis
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phpMyAdmin is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.

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     < 2.6.0_p3                      >= 2.6.0_p3

Description
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Cedric Cochin has discovered multiple cross-site scripting
vulnerabilities in phpMyAdmin. These vulnerabilities can be exploited
through the PmaAbsoluteUri parameter, the zero_rows parameter in
read_dump.php, the confirm form, or an error message generated by the
internal phpMyAdmin parser.

Impact
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By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker can inject and
execute malicious script code, potentially compromising the victim's
browser.

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-2.6.0_p3"

References
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  [ 1 ] CAN-2004-1055
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1055
  [ 2 ] PMASA-2004-3
         http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2004-3
  [ 3 ] netVigilance Advisory
         http://www.netvigilance.com/html/advisory0005.htm

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-200411-36.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 2004 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.
 
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