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PMASA-2008-7

Announcement-ID: PMASA-2008-7

Date: 2008-09-15

Updated: 2008-09-17

Summary

Code execution vulnerability

Description

We received an advisory from Norman Hippert and we wish to thank him for his work. The server_databases.php script was vulnerable to an attack coming from a user who is already logged-on to phpMyAdmin, where he can execute shell code (if the PHP configuration permits commands like exec).

Severity

We consider this vulnerability to be serious.

Affected Versions

Versions before 2.11.9.1.

Solution

Upgrade to phpMyAdmin 2.11.9.1 or newer.

References

http://fd.the-wildcat.de/pma_e36a091q11.php

Assigned CVE ids: CVE-2008-4096

CWE ids: CWE-661 CWE-94

Patches

The following commits have been made to fix this issue:

The following commits have been made on the 2.11 branch to fix this issue:

More information

For further information and in case of questions, please contact the phpMyAdmin team. Our website is phpmyadmin.net.