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PMASA-2014-14

Announcement-ID: PMASA-2014-14

Date: 2014-11-20

Summary

Local file inclusion vulnerability.

Description

In the GIS editor feature, a parameter specifying the geometry type was not correcly validated, opening the door to a local file inclusion attack.

Severity

We consider this vulnerability to be serious.

Mitigation factor

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

Affected Versions

Versions 4.0.x (prior to 4.0.10.6), 4.1.x (prior to 4.1.14.7) and 4.2.x (prior to 4.2.12) are affected.

Solution

Upgrade to phpMyAdmin 4.0.10.6 or newer, or 4.1.14.7 or newer, or 4.2.12 or newer, or apply the patch listed below.

References

Thanks to Johannes Dahse (https://twitter.com/FluxReiners) for reporting this vulnerability.

Assigned CVE ids: CVE-2014-8959

CWE ids: CWE-661 CWE-98

Patches

The following commits have been made to fix this issue:

The following commits have been made on the 4.0 branch to fix this issue:

The following commits have been made on the 4.1 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.