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|Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:40 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200504-08 ] phpMyAdmin: Cross-site scripting vulnerab
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: phpMyAdmin: Cross-site scripting vulnerability (GLSA 200504-08)
Date: April 11, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
phpMyAdmin is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack.
phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL databases from a web-browser.
Vulnerable: < 2.6.2_rc1
Unaffected: >= 2.6.2_rc1
Architectures: All supported architectures
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, an attacker can inject and execute malicious script code, potentially compromising the victim's browser.
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"
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