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[GLSA-200407-22] phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200407-22
(phpMyAdmin: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Two serious vulnerabilities exist in phpMyAdmin. The first allows any user
to alter the server configuration variables (including host, name, and
password) by appending new settings to the array variables that hold the
configuration in a GET statement. The second allows users to include
arbitrary PHP code to be executed within an eval() statement in table name
configuration settings. This second vulnerability is only exploitable if
$cfg['LeftFrameLight'] is set to FALSE.


Authenticated users can alter configuration variables for their running
copy of phpMyAdmin. The impact of this should be minimal. However, the
second vulnerability would allow an authenticated user to execute arbitrary
PHP code with the permissions of the webserver, potentially allowing a
serious Denial of Service or further remote compromise.


The second, more serious vulnerability is only exploitable if
$cfg['LeftFrameLight'] is set to FALSE. In the default Gentoo installation,
this is set to TRUE. There is no known workaround for the first.


All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.5.7_p1"
# emerge ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.5.7_p1"

Threat Level: Medium

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