Debian DLA-834-1 : phpmyadmin security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 97392


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


A server-side request forgery vulnerability was reported for the setup script in phpmyadmin, a MYSQL web administration tool. This flaw may allow an unauthenticated attacker to brute-force MYSQL passwords, detect internal hostnames or opened ports on the internal network.
Additionally there was a race condition between writing configuration and administrator moving it allowing unauthenticated users to read or alter it. Debian users who configured phpmyadmin via debconf and used the default configuration for Apache 2 or Lighttpd were never affected.

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.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97392

File Name: debian_DLA-834.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/27/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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: 2/24/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6621