FreeBSD : phpmyadmin -- information disclosure vulnerability (a7062952-9023-11d9-a22c-0001020eed82)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19064


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


A phpMyAdmin security announcement reports :

By calling some scripts that are part of phpMyAdmin in an unexpected way (especially scripts in the libraries subdirectory), it is possible to trigger phpMyAdmin to display a PHP error message which contains the full path of the directory where phpMyAdmin is installed.

Mitigation factor: This path disclosure is possible on servers where the recommended setting of the PHP configuration directive display_errors is set to on, which is against the recommendations given in the PHP manual.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19064

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a7062952902311d9a22c0001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/03/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/02/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0544