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ESB-2005.0191 -- phpMyAdmin -- multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities

Date: 25 February 2005

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                        ESB-2005.0191 -- phpMyAdmin
               multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities
                             25 February 2005

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           phpMyAdmin
Operating System:  UNIX variants
                   Linux variants
                   Windows
Impact:            Cross-site Scripting
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated

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PROBLEM:  

	phpMyAdmin is a commmonly used MySQL database administration tool.

	Versions 2.6.1 and prior contain multiple cross-site scripting 
	vulnerabilities. Successful exploitation allows an attacker to execute
	arbitrary scripted content in a user's web browser in the context of 
	the site running phpMyAdmin.

	Note that these vulnerabilities are not exploitable if PHP is 
	configured with register_globals = off.

MITIGATION: 

	phpMyAdmin 2.6.1-pl2 has been released fixing these vulnerabilities.	

REFERENCES:

	[1] Secunia Advisory SA14382
	    http://secunia.com/advisories/14382/

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