Two weaknesses have been reported in phpMyAdmin, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose system information and conduct spoofing attacks.
1) Input passed via the "type" and "error" parameters to error.php is not properly verified before being used. This can be exploited to render limited HTML content in a user's browser session in context of an affected site and e.g. conduct spoofing attacks.
This weakness is confirmed in version 18.104.22.168.
2) The "phpinfo.php" script is stored with insecure permissions inside the web root. This can be exploited to gain knowledge of sensitive information (e.g. PHP configuration details) by requesting the file directly.
Successful exploitation of this weakness requires that phpMyAdmin has been configured to show the output of "phpinfo()".
Provided and/or discovered by: 1) Emanuele "emgent" Gentili, Marco "white_sheep" Rondini, and Alessandro "scox" Scoscia
2) The vendor credits Jörg Sommer
Original Advisory: PMASA-2010-9:
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Subject: PhpMyAdmin Spoofing Weakness and Information Disclosure
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