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

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200412-19
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  Severity: High
     Title: phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: December 19, 2004
      Bugs: #74303
        ID: 200412-19

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

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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     Package            /   Vulnerable   /                  Unaffected
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  1  dev-db/phpmyadmin      < 2.6.1_rc1                   >= 2.6.1_rc1

Description
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Nicolas Gregoire (exaprobe.com) 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.

Impact
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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.

Workaround
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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.

Resolution
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All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.1_rc1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CAN-2004-1147
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1147
  [ 2 ] CAN-2004-1148
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1148
  [ 3 ] PHPMyAdmin advisory: PMASA-2004-4
        http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2004-4
  [ 4 ] Exaprobe.com advisory: esa-2004-1213
        http://www.exaprobe.com/labs/advisories/esa-2004-1213.html

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-200412-19.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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