Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1641-1 phpmyadmin -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
20 Sep 2008
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2008-3197, CVE-2008-3456, CVE-2008-3457, CVE-2008-4096.
More information:

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in phpMyAdmin, a tool to administrate MySQL databases over the web. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2008-4096

    Remote authenticated users could execute arbitrary code on the host running phpMyAdmin through manipulation of a script parameter.

  • CVE-2008-3457

    Cross site scripting through the setup script was possible in rare circumstances.

  • CVE-2008-3456

    Protection has been added against remote websites loading phpMyAdmin into a frameset.

  • CVE-2008-3197

    Cross site request forgery allowed remote attackers to create a new database, but not perform any other action on it.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 4:

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 4:

We recommend that you upgrade your phpmyadmin package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (etch)

Architecture-independent component:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.