Date: 29 March 2012
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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
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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 188.8.131.52 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.
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