FreeBSD : phpmyadmin -- Full path disclosure vulnerability in SQL parser (78b4ebfb-c60b-11e5-bf36-6805ca0b3d42)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88474


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


The phpMyAdmin development team reports :

By calling a particular script that is part of phpMyAdmin in an unexpected way, it is possible to trigger phpMyAdmin to display a PHP error message which contains the full path of the directory where phpMyAdmin is installed.

We consider this vulnerability to be non-critical.

This path disclosure is possible on servers where the recommended setting of the PHP configuration directive display_errors is set to on, which is against the recommendations given in the PHP manual for a production server.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88474

File Name: freebsd_pkg_78b4ebfbc60b11e5bf366805ca0b3d42.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:P/I:N/A:N


Base Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/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-2016-2044