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[GLSA-200504-08] phpMyAdmin: Cross-site scripting vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
phpMyAdmin: Cross-site scripting vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-08
(phpMyAdmin: Cross-site scripting vulnerability)
Oriol Torrent Santiago has discovered that phpMyAdmin fails to
validate input to the "convcharset" variable, rendering it vulnerable
to cross-site scripting attacks.
By sending a specially-crafted request, a possible hacker can inject and
execute malicious script code, potentially compromising the victim's
There is no known workaround at this time.
All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.2_rc1"
Threat Level: Low
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