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[GLSA-200402-05] 2.5.6-rc1: possible attack against export.php

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
2.5.6-rc1: possible attack against export.php

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200402-05
( 2.5.6-rc1: possible attack against export.php)


One component of the phpMyAdmin software package (export.php) does not
properly verify input that is passed to it from a remote user. Since the
input is used to include other files, it is possible to launch a directory
traversal attack.

Impact

Private information could be gleaned from the remote server if a possible hacker
uses a malformed URL such as http://phpmyadmin.example.com/export.php?what=../../../[existing_file]
In this scenario, the script does not sanitize the "what" argument passed
to it, permiting directory traversal attacks to take place, disclosing
the contents of files if the file is readable as the web-server user.

Workaround

The workaround is to either patch the export.php file using the
referenced CVS patch or upgrade the software via Portage.

References:
http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/phpmyadmin/phpMyAdmin/export.php?r1=2.3&r2=2.3.2.1


Solution:
Users are encouraged to upgrade to phpMyAdmin-2.5.6_rc1:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.5.6_rc1"
# emerge ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.5.6_rc1"
# emerge clean


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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