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PMASA-2013-5

Announcement-ID: PMASA-2013-5

Date: 2013-04-24

Summary

Global variables overwrite in "export.php".

Description

The export script generates global variables from those present in the $$_POST superglobal. This may lead to other exploits in the export script.

Severity

We consider this vulnerability to be serious.

Mitigation factor

This vulnerability can be triggered only by someone who logged in to phpMyAdmin, as the usual token protection prevents non-logged-in users to access the required form.

Affected Versions

phpMyAdmin versions 4.x (prior to 4.0.0-rc3).

Solution

Upgrade to phpMyAdmin 4.0.0-rc3 or newer.

References

Thanks to Janek Vind for reporting this issue.

Assigned CVE ids: CVE-2013-3241

CWE ids: CWE-661

More information

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