Fedora 28 : phpMyAdmin (2019-6cfd17b03d)
High Nessus Plugin ID 122073
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpstream 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected phpMyAdmin package.