phpMyAdmin setup.php Verbose Server Name XSS (PMASA-2010-7)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 49142


The remote web server contains a PHP application that has a cross- site scripting vulnerability.


The setup script included with the version of phpMyAdmin installed on the remote host does not properly sanitize user-supplied input to the 'verbose server name' field.

A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into executing arbitrary script code.


Upgrade to phpMyAdmin 3.3.7 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49142

File Name: phpmyadmin_pmasa_2010_7.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: remote

Published: 9/8/2010

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:phpmyadmin:phpmyadmin

Required KB Items: www/phpMyAdmin

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 9/8/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/8/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3263

TRA: TRA-2010-02

CWE: 20, 74, 79, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990