FreeBSD : phpmyadmin -- Unsafe comparison of XSRF/CSRF token (71b24d99-c60b-11e5-bf36-6805ca0b3d42)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88471


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


The phpMyAdmin development team reports :

The comparison of the XSRF/CSRF token parameter with the value saved in the session is vulnerable to timing attacks. Moreover, the comparison could be bypassed if the XSRF/CSRF token matches a particular pattern.

We consider this vulnerability to be serious.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88471

File Name: freebsd_pkg_71b24d99c60b11e5bf366805ca0b3d42.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/01/29

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

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: 2016/01/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/01/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2041