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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Man-in-the-middle vulnerability discovered in phpMyAdmin
15 October 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2012-5368
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Fetching the version information from a non-SSL site is vulnerable to a MITM
To display information about the current phpMyAdmin version on the main page, a
A man-in-the-middle could modify this script on the wire to cause mischief.
We consider this vulnerability to be non critical.
Versions 3.5.x before 3.5.3 are affected.
Upgrade to phpMyAdmin 3.5.3 or newer or apply the patches listed below. The fix
Thanks to Mike Cardwell for reporting this issue and suggesting workarounds.
Assigned CVE ids: CVE-2012-5368
CWE ids: CWE-661 CWE-300
The following commits have been made to fix this issue:
For further information and in case of questions, please contact the phpMyAdmin
team. Our website is phpmyadmin.net.
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