Debian DSA-3382-1 : phpmyadmin - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 86665
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several issues have been fixed in phpMyAdmin, the web administration tool for MySQL.

- CVE-2014-8958 (Wheezy only) Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.

- CVE-2014-9218 (Wheezy only) Denial of service (resource consumption) via a long password.

- CVE-2015-2206 Risk of BREACH attack due to reflected parameter.

- CVE-2015-3902 XSRF/CSRF vulnerability in phpMyAdmin setup.

- CVE-2015-3903 (Jessie only) Vulnerability allowing man-in-the-middle attack on API call to GitHub.

- CVE-2015-6830 (Jessie only) Vulnerability that allows bypassing the reCaptcha test.

- CVE-2015-7873 (Jessie only) Content spoofing vulnerability when redirecting user to an external site.


Upgrade the phpmyadmin packages.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 4:

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 4:4.2.12-2+deb8u1.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86665

File Name: debian_DSA-3382.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/30/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:phpmyadmin, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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: 10/28/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8958, CVE-2014-9218, CVE-2015-2206, CVE-2015-3902, CVE-2015-3903, CVE-2015-6830, CVE-2015-7873

DSA: 3382