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[GLSA-200504-08] phpMyAdmin: Cross-site scripting vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
phpMyAdmin: Cross-site scripting vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-08
(phpMyAdmin: Cross-site scripting vulnerability)


Oriol Torrent Santiago has discovered that phpMyAdmin fails to
validate input to the "convcharset" variable, rendering it vulnerable
to cross-site scripting attacks.

Impact

By sending a specially-crafted request, a possible hacker can inject and
execute malicious script code, potentially compromising the victim's
browser.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2005-3


Solution:
All phpMyAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.2_rc1"


Network Security Threat Level: Low


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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