phpMyAdmin redirection weakness and script insertion vulnerability

A weakness and a vulnerability have been reported in phpMyAdmin, which can be exploited by malicious users to conduct script insertion attacks and by malicious people to conduct spoofing attacks, according to Secunia.

1. Input passed via the “url” parameter to url.php is not properly verified before being used to redirect users. This can be exploited to redirect a user to an arbitrary website e.g. when a user clicks a specially crafted link to the affected script hosted on a trusted domain.

This vulnerability is reported in version 3.4.0.

2. Input passed to the application when creating a database table name is not properly sanitized before being used on the “Tracking” page. This can be exploited to insert arbitrary HTML and script code, which will be executed in a user’s browser session in context of an affected site when the malicious data is being viewed.

This vulnerability is reported in version 3.4.0 and versions prior to

Solution: Update to version 3.4.1.

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