CVE-2008-1567

NameCVE-2008-1567
DescriptionphpMyAdmin before 2.11.5.1 stores the MySQL (1) username and (2) password, and the (3) Blowfish secret key, in cleartext in a Session file under /tmp, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1557-1
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
phpmyadmin (PTS)squeeze (security), squeeze4:3.3.7-7fixed
squeeze (lts)4:3.3.7-8fixed
wheezy, wheezy (security)4:3.4.11.1-2+deb7u1fixed
jessie, sid4:4.2.12-2fixed

The information above is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
phpmyadminsource(unstable)2.11.5.1low
phpmyadminsourceetch4:2.9.1.1-7lowDSA-1557-1

Notes

http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2008-2
It is a workaround for the limited security that PHP has for
session files on a shared host. This limitation is documented with
PHP, warned against and not a specific vulnerability in phpMyAdmin.
I hence consider it a security enhancement/feature, not a vulnerability.

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