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|Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200803-15 ] phpMyAdmin: SQL injection vulnerability
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: phpMyAdmin: SQL injection vulnerability (GLSA 200803-15)
Date: March 09, 2008
A SQL injection vulnerability has been discovered in phpMyAdmin.
phpMyAdmin is a free web-based database administration tool.
Vulnerable: < 2.11.5
Unaffected: >= 2.11.5
Architectures: All supported architectures
Richard Cunningham reported that phpMyAdmin uses the $_REQUEST variable of $_GET and $_POST as a source for its parameters.
An attacker could entice a user to visit a malicious web application that sets an "sql_query" cookie and is hosted on the same domain as phpMyAdmin, and thereby conduct SQL injection attacks with the privileges of the user authenticating in phpMyAdmin afterwards.
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-2.11.5"
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