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|Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 6:44 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200504-30 ] phpMyAdmin: Insecure SQL script installat
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: phpMyAdmin: Insecure SQL script installation (GLSA 200504-30)
Date: April 30, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
phpMyAdmin leaves the SQL install script with insecure permissions, potentially leading to a database compromise.
phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL databases from a web-browser. phpMyAdmin uses a pma MySQL user to control the linked-tables infrastructure. The SQL install script sets the initial password for the pma user.
Vulnerable: < 2.6.2-r1
Unaffected: >= 2.6.2-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
The phpMyAdmin installation process leaves the SQL install script with insecure permissions.
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain the initial phpMyAdmin password and from there obtain information about databases accessible by phpMyAdmin.
Change the password for the phpMyAdmin MySQL user (pma):
Update your phpMyAdmin config.inc.php:
| mysql -u root -p SET PASSWORD FOR 'pma'@'localhost' = PASSWORD('MyNewPassword'); |
|$cfg['Servers'][$i]['controlpass'] = 'MyNewPassword'; |
All phpMyAdmin users should change password for the pma user as described above and upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.2-r1"
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