Bug 870012 - (CVE-2012-5368) CVE-2012-5368 phpMyAdmin: Obtaining current phpMyAdmin version from non SSL site is prone to MITM attack (PMASA-2012-7)
CVE-2012-5368 phpMyAdmin: Obtaining current phpMyAdmin version from non SSL s...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 849010
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Reported: 2012-10-25 07:09 EDT by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2014-07-19 11:42 EDT (History)
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-10-25 07:09:57 EDT
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2012-5368 to the following vulnerability:

phpMyAdmin 3.5.x before 3.5.3 uses JavaScript code that is obtained through an HTTP session to phpmyadmin.net without SSL, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks by modifying this code.

[1] http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-5368
[2] http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security/PMASA-2012-7.php
[3] https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin/commit/50edafc0884aa15d0a1aa178089ac6a1ad2eb18a
[4] https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin/commit/a547f3d3e2cf36c6a904fa3e053fd8bddd3fbbb0
Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-10-25 07:12:12 EDT
The following updates have been created to correct this issue in phpMyAdmin package versions, as shipped with Fedora and Fedora EPEL:
1) phpMyAdmin-3.5.3-1.fc17 for Fedora 17,
2) phpMyAdmin-3.5.3-1.fc16 for Fedora 16,
3) phpMyAdmin-3.5.3-1.el6 for Fedora EPEL 6
4) phpMyAdmin3-3.5.3-1.el5 for Fedora EPEL 5.

This issue did NOT affect the version of the phpMyAdmin package (2.X based) as shipped with Fedora EPEL 5.

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