Debian: DSA-1723-1: New phpmyadmin packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date11 Feb 2009
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Michael Brooks discovered that phpMyAdmin, a tool to administrate MySQL over the web, performs insufficient input sanitising allowing a user assisted remote attacker to execute code on the webserver.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1723-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
    February 11, 2009                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : phpmyadmin
    Vulnerability  : insufficient input sanitising
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-5621
    
    Michael Brooks discovered that phpMyAdmin, a tool to administrate MySQL
    over the web, performs insufficient input sanitising allowing a user
    assisted remote attacker to execute code on the webserver.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
    2.9.1.1-10.
    
    For the testing distribution (lenny) and unstable distribution (sid), this
    problem has been fixed in version 2.11.8.1-5.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your phpmyadmin package.
    
    Upgrade instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin_2.9.1.1-10.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1021 9428b84187a0fc1c893e099987f746f6
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin_2.9.1.1.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:  3500563 f598509b308bf96aee836eb2338f523c
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin_2.9.1.1-10.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    54951 8441cbf454016d4425dddaef569bbd21
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin_2.9.1.1-10_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  3603132 538d80062d8fc4c009e0e0e01ffbacd4
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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