phpMyAdmin 2.11.x < / 3.x < RCE (PMASA-2009-3)

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 700609
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The remote web server contains a PHP application that may allow execution of arbitrary code.


The setup script included with the version of phpMyAdmin installed on the remote host does not properly sanitize user-supplied input to several variables before using them to generate a config file for the application. Using specially crafted POST requests, an unauthenticated, remote attacker may be able to leverage this issue to execute arbitrary PHP code.


Upgrade to phpMyAdmin version or later. If 3.x cannot be obtained, version has also been patched for this vulnerability.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 700609

Family: CGI

Published: 4/19/2019

Updated: 4/19/2019

Dependencies: 9102

Nessus ID: 36170

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:X/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:phpmyadmin:phpmyadmin:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 4/16/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/16/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1151

BID: 34236