Debian: New phpmyadmin packages fix cross site scripting
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Masako Oono discovered that phpMyAdmin, a web-based administration interface for MySQL, insufficiently sanitises input allowing a remote attacker to gather sensitive data through cross site scripting, provided that the user uses the Internet Explorer web browser.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1675-1                  security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
November 30, 2008                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : phpmyadmin
Vulnerability  : insufficient input sanitising
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-4326

Masako Oono discovered that phpMyAdmin, a web-based administration
interface for MySQL, insufficiently sanitises input allowing a
remote attacker to gather sensitive data through cross site scripting,
provided that the user uses the Internet Explorer web browser.

This update also fixes a regression introduced in DSA 1641, that
broke changing of the language and encoding in the login screen.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
version 4:2.9.1.1-9.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 4:2.11.8.1-3.

We recommend that you upgrade your phpmyadmin package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin_2.9.1.1-9.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:     1019 b751c9769e198e656e7b982ec8bc4fc9
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin_2.9.1.1.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3500563 f598509b308bf96aee836eb2338f523c
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin_2.9.1.1-9.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:    54647 fee9d9989bd7e53fbe5f5308078cc68d

Architecture independent packages:

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin_2.9.1.1-9_all.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3602510 4148b6e9d9ee79457a9696cec5816259


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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