Debian DLA-551-1 : phpmyadmin security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 92326
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The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Phpmyadmin, a web administration tool for MySQL, had several Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities were reported.


With a specially crafted request, it is possible to trigger an XSS attack through the example OpenID authentication script.


Several XSS vulnerabilities were found with the Transformation feature. Also a vulnerability was reported allowing a specifically- configured MySQL server to execute an XSS attack. This particular attack requires configuring the MySQL server log_bin directive with the payload.


A vulnerability was reported where a specially crafted Transformation could be used to leak information including the authentication token.
This could be used to direct a CSRF attack against a user.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 4:

We recommend that you upgrade your phpmyadmin packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected phpmyadmin package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92326

File Name: debian_DLA-551.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/18/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/17/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5731, CVE-2016-5733, CVE-2016-5739