FreeBSD : phpmyadmin -- remote code inclusion and XSS scripting (17cb6ff3-7670-11e8-8854-6805ca0b3d42)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110675


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The phpMyAdmin development team reports : Summary XSS in Designer feature Description A Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability was found in the Designer feature, where an attacker can deliver a payload to a user through a specially crafted database name. Severity We consider this attack to be of moderate severity. Summary File inclusion and remote code execution attack Description A flaw has been discovered where an attacker can include (view and potentially execute) files on the server.

The vulnerability comes from a portion of code where pages are redirected and loaded within phpMyAdmin, and an improper test for whitelisted pages.

An attacker must be authenticated, except in these situations :

- $cfg['AllowArbitraryServer'] = true: attacker can specify any host he/she is already in control of, and execute arbitrary code on phpMyAdmin

- $cfg['ServerDefault'] = 0: this bypasses the login and runs the vulnerable code without any authentication Severity We consider this to be severe. Mitigation factor Configuring PHP with a restrictive `open_basedir` can greatly restrict an attacker's ability to view files on the server. Vulnerable systems should not be run with the phpMyAdmin directives $cfg['AllowArbitraryServer'] = true or $cfg['ServerDefault'] = 0


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110675

File Name: freebsd_pkg_17cb6ff3767011e888546805ca0b3d42.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Published: 2018/06/25

Updated: 2019/04/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:phpmyadmin, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/06/21

Exploitable With

Metasploit (phpMyAdmin Authenticated Remote Code Execution)

Elliot (phpMyAdmin 4.8.1 RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12581, CVE-2018-12613