phpMyAdmin 4.0 < 4.8.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (PMASA-2019-1), (PMASA-2019-2)
High Nessus Plugin ID 126705
SynopsisThe remote web server hosts a PHP application that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionAccording to its self-reported version, the phpMyAdmin application hosted on the remote web server is 4.0.x prior to 4.8.5. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
- When AllowArbitraryServer configuration set to true, with the use of a rogue MySQL server, an attacker can read any file on the server that the web server's user can access.phpMyadmin attempts to block the use of LOAD DATA INFILE, but due to a bug in PHP, this check is not honored. Additionally, when using the 'mysql' extension, mysql.allow_local_infile is enabled by default. Both of these conditions allow the attack to occur.
- A vulnerability was reported where a specially crafted username can be used to trigger an SQL injection attack through the designer feature. (CVE-2019-6798)
Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.
SolutionUpgrade to phpMyAdmin version 4.8.5 or later.