Debian DLA-2413-1 : phpmyadmin security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 141901


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Several vulnerabilities were found in package phpmyadmin.


phpMyAdmin does not escape certain Git information, related to libraries/classes/Display/GitRevision.php and libraries/classes /Footer.php.


A vulnerability was discovered where an attacker can cause an XSS attack through the transformation feature.

If an attacker sends a crafted link to the victim with the malicious JavaScript, when the victim clicks on the link, the JavaScript will run and complete the instructions made by the attacker.


A SQL injection vulnerability was discovered in how phpMyAdmin processes SQL statements in the search feature. An attacker could use this flaw to inject malicious SQL in to a query.

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 4.6.6-4+deb9u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your phpmyadmin packages.

For the detailed security status of phpmyadmin please refer to its security tracker page at:

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected phpmyadmin package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 141901

File Name: debian_DLA-2413.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/26/2020

Updated: 2/13/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-26935


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:phpmyadmin, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/25/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/6/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-19617, CVE-2020-26934, CVE-2020-26935