Date: 29 March 2012
Click here for printable version
Click here for PGP verifiable version
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
A vulnerability has been identified in phpMyAdmin
29 March 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2012-1902
- --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT--------------------
Path disclosure due to missing verification of file presence.
The show_config_errors.php scripts did not validate the presence of the
configuration file, so an error message shows the full path of this file,
leading to possible further attacks.
We consider this vulnerability to be non critical.
For the error messages to be displayed, php.ini's error_reporting must be set
to E_ALL and display_errors must be On (these settings are not recommended on
a production server in the PHP manual).
Versions 3.4.x are affected.
Upgrade to phpMyAdmin 220.127.116.11 or newer or apply the related patch listed
Thanks to Mateusz Goik from AliantSoft for reporting this issue.
Assigned CVE ids: CVE-2012-1902
CWE ids: CWE-20 CWE-200
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.
- --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT--------------------
You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's
registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is
maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue
receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If
you do not know who that is, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will forward your request to the appropriate person.
NOTE: Third Party Rights
This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members. As
AusCERT did not write the document quoted above, AusCERT has had no control
over its content. The decision to follow or act on information or advice
contained in this security bulletin is the responsibility of each user or
organisation, and should be considered in accordance with your organisation's
site policies and procedures. AusCERT takes no responsibility for consequences
which may arise from following or acting on information or advice contained in
this security bulletin.
NOTE: This is only the original release of the security bulletin. It may
not be updated when updates to the original are made. If downloading at
a later date, it is recommended that the bulletin is retrieved directly
from the author's website to ensure that the information is still current.
Contact information for the authors of the original document is included
in the Security Bulletin above. If you have any questions or need further
information, please contact them directly.
Previous advisories and external security bulletins can be retrieved from:
Australian Computer Emergency Response Team
The University of Queensland
Internet Email: email@example.com
Facsimile: (07) 3365 7031
Telephone: (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417)
AusCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours
which are GMT+10:00 (AEST).
On call after hours for member emergencies only.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----