phpMyAdmin convcharset parameter cross-site scripting
|phpmyadmin-convcharset-xss (19940)||Medium 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.
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.
- phpMyAdmin Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability: Cross-site Scripting.
- phpMyAdmin security announcement PMASA-2005-3: Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability.
- phpMyAmin Web site: phpMyAdmin 2.6.2-rc1 is released.
- BID-12982: PHPMyAdmin Convcharset Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
- CVE-2005-0992: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in index.php in phpMyAdmin before 2.6.2-rc1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the convcharset parameter.
- GLSA-200504-08: phpMyAdmin: Cross-site scripting vulnerability
- OSVDB ID: 15226: phpMyAdmin index.php convcharset Parameter XSS
- SA14799: phpMyAdmin "convcharset" Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
- SUSE-SR:2005:011: SUSE Security Summary Report
- Gentoo Linux
- phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin prior to 2.6.2-rc1
Apr 04, 2005
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