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phpMyAdmin "setup.php" Arbitrary PHP Code Injection

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Release Date:  2010-08-20    Views:  6,672

Secunia Advisory SA41058

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in phpMyAdmin, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to the application not properly sanitising configuration parameters during the setup procedure. This can be exploited to inject arbitrary PHP code into the phpMyAdmin configuration file.

NOTE: Successful exploitation requires that installation best-practices have not been followed and the setup scripts have not been deleted after a successful installation.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 2.11.10.1.


Solution:
Update to version 2.11.10.1.

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Takeshi Terada, Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions

Original Advisory:
phpMyAdmin:
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security/PMASA-2010-4.php

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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