Insufficient output sanitizing when generating configuration file.
The setup script used to generate configuration can be fooled using a crafted POST request to include arbitrary PHP code in generated configuration file. Combined with the ability to save files on the server, this can allow unauthenticated users to execute arbitrary PHP code.
We consider this vulnerability to be critical.
Additional steps from administrator are required to actually exploit this issue (a web server writable config directory has to be created).
For 2.11.x: versions before 188.8.131.52.
Branch 3.x is not affected by this.
Upgrade to phpMyAdmin 184.108.40.206 or apply the patch listed below.
Thanks to Takeshi Terada of Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc., who has discovered this issue and reported it to us. See the reported bug for more details.
Assigned CVE ids: CVE-2010-3055
The following commits have been made on the 2.11 branch to fix this issue:
For further information and in case of questions, please contact the phpMyAdmin team. Our website is phpmyadmin.net.