phpMyAdmin convcharset parameter cross-site scripting

phpmyadmin-convcharset-xss (19940) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


phpMyAdmin is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could embed malicious script in the convcharset parameter in a URL request to the index.php script. Once this link is clicked, it would be executed in the victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting site. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of phpMyAdmin (2.6.2-rc1 or later), available from the phpMyAmin Web site. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 2005-04-08 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Gentoo Linux
  • phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin prior to 2.6.2-rc1


Apr 04, 2005

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