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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 10:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200805-02 ] phpMyAdmin: Information disclosure Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: phpMyAdmin: Information disclosure (GLSA 200805-02)
Severity: low
Exploitable: remote
Date: May 05, 2008
Bug(s): #219005
ID: 200805-02

Synopsis


A vulnerability in phpMyAdmin may lead to information disclosure.


Background


phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the
administration of MySQL databases from a web-browser.


Affected Packages

Package: dev-db/phpmyadmin
Vulnerable: < 2.11.5.2
Unaffected: >= 2.11.5.2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Cezary Tomczak reported that an undefined UploadDir variable exposes an
information disclosure vulnerability when running on shared hosts.


Impact


A remote attacker with CREATE TABLE permissions can exploit this
vulnerability via a specially crafted HTTP POST request in order to
read arbitrary files.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.11.5.2"


References

CVE-2008-1924


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