phpMyAdmin 4.0.x < / 4.1.x < / 4.2.x < DoS (PMASA-2014-17)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8592


The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by a potential denial of service vulnerability.


Versions of phpMyAdmin earlier than,, or are unpatched for a denial of service vulnerability due to the way the application handles very long passwords. An attacker attempting to authenticate repeatedly using a large password string may be able to trigger this condition on the server.


Either upgrade to phpMyAdmin,, or later, or apply the patches from the referenced links.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 8592

Family: CGI

Published: 2014/12/08

Modified: 2016/03/02

Dependencies: 9102

Nessus ID: 79797

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:X/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:phpmyadmin:phpmyadmin

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9218

BID: 71434