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                    ESB-2008.0751 -- [Win][UNIX/Linux]
               phpMyAdmin security announcement PMASA-2008-6
                               6 August 2008


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              phpMyAdmin prior to 2.11.8
Publisher:            phpMyAdmin
Operating System:     UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact:               Cross-site Scripting
                      Provide Misleading Information
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:            CVE-2008-3457 CVE-2008-3456

Original Bulletin:  

Revision History:     August 6 2008: Added CVEs
                      July  31 2008: Initial Release

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phpMyAdmin security announcement PMASA-2008-6

Announcement-ID: PMASA-2008-6
Date: 2

Cross-site Framing; XSS in setup.php

We received two advisories from Aung Khant (YGN Ethical Hacker Group), and
we wish to thank him for his work. It was permitted to display phpMyAdmin's
frames inside another page, opening phishing or fooling possibilities; now,
a parameter AllowThirdPartyFraming must be set to true in config.inc.php to
allow this behavior. Also, XSS was possible for someone who could overwrite
config/config.inc.php during the time this file is present in this directory.

We consider these vulnerabilities to be serious. See YGN's advisories for
some mitigation factors.

Affected versions:
Versions before 2.11.8.

Upgrade to phpMyAdmin 2.11.8 or newer.
These advisories are available from the reporter:

In case of questions, please contact the phpMyAdmin team. Our website is

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