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Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 11:34:09 +0200
From: Nico Golde <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: phpmyadmin < 2.11.8

Hi Steven,
* Steven M. Christey <> [2008-08-04 22:10]:
> Name: CVE-2008-3457
> Status: Candidate
> URL:
> Reference: MISC:
> Reference: CONFIRM:
> Reference: FRSIRT:ADV-2008-2226
> Reference: URL:
> Reference: SECUNIA:31263
> Reference: URL:
> Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in setup.php in phpMyAdmin
> before 2.11.8 allows user-assisted remote attackers to inject
> arbitrary web script or HTML via crafted setup arguments.  NOTE: this
> issue can only be exploited in limited scenarios in which the attacker
> must be able to modify config/

Hmm where is the issue here? Sure the application is 
vulnerable if an attacker can edit a file that is included 
all over the place. I think you have way more problems than 
an XSS in setup.php in such a case.

Nico Golde - - - GPG: 0x73647CFF
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