Fedora 29 : phpMyAdmin (2019-09ae31d880)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 122070



The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Upstream announcement: # Security fix: phpMyAdmin 4.8.5 is released

The phpMyAdmin team announces the release of **phpMyAdmin version 4.8.5**. Among other bug fixes, this contains **several important security fixes**. Upgrading is highly recommended for all users.

The security fixes involve :

- Arbitrary file read vulnerability (https://www.phpmyadmin.net/security/PMASA-2019-1)

- SQL injection in the Designer interface (https://www.phpmyadmin.net/security/PMASA-2019-2)

The arbitrary file read vulnerability could also be exploited to delete arbitrary files on the server. This attack requires that phpMyAdmin be run with the `$cfg['AllowArbitraryServer']` directive set to true, which is not the default. An attacker must run a malicious server process that will masquerade as a MySQL server. This exploit has been found and fixed recently in several other related projects and appears to be caused by a bug in PHP (https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=77496).

In addition to the security fixes, this release also includes these bug fixes and more as part of our regular release cycle :

- Export to SQL format not available

- QR code not shown when adding two-factor authentication to a user account

- Issue with adding a new user in MySQL 8.0.11 and newer

- Frozen interface relating to Text_Plain_Sql plugin

- Table level Operations tab was missing

And several more. Complete notes are in the ChangeLog file included with this release.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website.
Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected phpMyAdmin package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 122070

File Name: fedora_2019-09ae31d880.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/11/2019

Updated: 6/21/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-6798


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:phpmyadmin, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:29

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/9/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/26/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-6798