TYPO3-EXT-SA-2011-018: Multiple vulnerabilities in extension phpMyAdmin (phpmyadmin)

November 15, 2011

Category: TYPO3 Extension
Author: Helmut Hummel
Keywords: TYPO3, security, TYPO3-EXT-SA-2011-018, extension, phpmyadmin, PMASA-2011-17

It has been discovered that the extension phpMyAdmin (phpmyadmin) is vulnerable to Local file inclusion.

Component Type: Third party extension. This extension is not a part of the TYPO3 default installation.

Affected Versions: Version 4.11.8 and below

Vulnerability Type: Local file inclusion

Severity: Low

Suggested CVSS v2.0: AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N/E:F/RL:OF/RC:C (What's that?)

References: PMASA-2011-17

Release Date: November 15, 2011

 

Problem Description: Importing a specially-crafted XML file which contains an XML entity injection permits to retrieve a local file (limited by the privileges of the user running the web server).

Solution: An updated version 4.11.9 is available from the TYPO3 extension manager and attypo3.org/extensions/repository/view/phpmyadmin/4.11.9/. Users of the extension are advised to update the extension.

Note: The TYPO3 Security Team requests TYPO3 administrators to consider our advice from TYPO3-SA-2009-015 to either use extension phpMyAdmin only on development servers or to use the phpMyAdmin standalone application on production servers.

Credits: The vendor of the phpMyAdmin upstream software credits Jan Lieskovsky. Thanks to Andreas Beutel for providing a TYPO3 extension package with an updated phpMyAdmin version.

 

General advice: Follow the recommendations that are given in the TYPO3 Security Cookbook. Please subscribe to thetypo3-announce mailing list to receive future Security Bulletins via E-mail.