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phpMyAdmin: reply to vulnerability report (2003-06-18)
From: Marc Delisle (DelislMaCollegeSherbrooke.qc.ca)
Date: Wed Jul 02 2003 - 04:50:48 CDT
( From http://www.phpmyadmin.net/documentation#faqsecurity )
Last update: 2003-07-02.
The phpMyAdmin development team received notice of this security alert:
The team regrets that the author did not communicate with us before
sending this alert. However, here is our current reply to the points
* "Directory transversal attack"
This problem had been fixed in version 2.5.0, even if the author
reports the 2.5.2 development version as vulnerable, which we could not
* "Remote local file retrieving"
This is a misleading title, as the author tells in his text:
"Note that you can't request files ( only dirs )".
* "Remote internal directory listing"
It was possible to retrieve the list of phpMyAdmin's directory
(which we doubt can cause any damage), but we fixed this in the upcoming
* "XSS and Path disclosures"
Most of the XSS problems have been fixed in version 2.5.0. The
rest have been fixed in the upcoming 2.5.2 version.
We are currently looking at the Path disclosure issue.
* "Information encoding weakness"
We believe that an exploit for this weakness would be difficult
to achieve. However version 2.5.2-dev now encrypts the password with the
well-known blowfish algorithm.
Marc Delisle, for the team.