FreeBSD : phpMyAdmin -- XSS and DoS vulnerabilities (c9c46fbf-7b83-11e4-a96e-6805ca0b3d42)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79734


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The phpMyAdmin development team reports :

DoS vulnerability with long passwords.

With very long passwords it was possible to initiate a denial of service attack on phpMyAdmin.

We consider this vulnerability to be serious.

This vulnerability can be mitigated by configuring throttling in the webserver.

XSS vulnerability in redirection mechanism.

With a crafted URL it was possible to trigger an XSS in the redirection mechanism in phpMyAdmin.

We consider this vulnerability to be non critical.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79734

File Name: freebsd_pkg_c9c46fbf7b8311e4a96e6805ca0b3d42.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 12/5/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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: 12/4/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/3/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9218, CVE-2014-9219