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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Multiple cross site scripting vulnerabilities
23 December 2011
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2011-4780 CVE-2011-4782
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Summary XSS in setup.
Crafted values entered in the setup interface can produce XSS;
also, if the config directory exists and is writeable, the XSS payload can be
saved to this directory.
We consider this vulnerability to be non critical.
The documentation warns against leaving this directory
writeable; also a warning appears on the home page. Also, this XSS would
target only the users who visit /setup.
Versions 3.4.x are affected.
Upgrade to phpMyAdmin 3.4.9 or newer or apply the related patch
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Summary XSS in export.
Using crafted url parameters, it was possible to produce XSS on
the export panels in the server, database and table sections.
We consider these vulnerabilities to be non critical.
These attacks are unlikely to succeed on a victim. Moreover, all these attacks
require that the user be already logged in and that a valid token be part of
Versions 3.4.x are affected.
Upgrade to phpMyAdmin 3.4.9 or newer or apply the related patches listed
Thanks to Nils Juenemann for reporting a vulnerable url parameter.
Assigned CVE ids: CVE-2011-4780
CWE ids: CWE-661 CWE-79
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