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medium Nessus Plugin ID 79797


The remote web server hosts a PHP application that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the phpMyAdmin application hosted on the remote web server is 4.0.x prior to, 4.1.x prior to, or 4.2.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists in handling overly long passwords. It is possible that a remote attacker can cause a denial of service by using a long password. (CVE-2014-9218)

- A cross-site scripting flaw exists due to the improper validation of URLs when handling redirection. A remote attacker, by using a specially crafted request, could execute arbitrary script code within the trust relationship of the browser and server. Note that this applies only to versions 4.2.x prior to

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to phpMyAdmin / / or later, or apply the patches referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79797

File Name: phpmyadmin_pmasa_2014_18.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 12/8/2014

Updated: 6/4/2024

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode, Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Enable CGI Scanning: true

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-9219

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:phpmyadmin:phpmyadmin

Required KB Items: www/PHP, Settings/ParanoidReport, installed_sw/phpMyAdmin

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 12/3/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/3/2014

Reference Information

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

BID: 71434, 71435

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