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[GLSA-200504-30] phpMyAdmin: Insecure SQL script installation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
phpMyAdmin: Insecure SQL script installation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-30
(phpMyAdmin: Insecure SQL script installation)


The phpMyAdmin installation process leaves the SQL install script with
insecure permissions.

Impact

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain the initial
phpMyAdmin password and from there obtain information about databases
accessible by phpMyAdmin.

Workaround

Change the password for the phpMyAdmin MySQL user (pma):
mysql -u root -p
SET PASSWORD FOR 'pma'@'localhost' = PASSWORD('MyNewPassword')

Update your phpMyAdmin config.inc.php:
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['controlpass'] = 'MyNewPassword'



Solution:
All phpMyAdmin users should change password for the pma user as
described above and upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/phpmyadmin-2.6.2-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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