phpMyAdmin 4.0.x < 22.214.171.124 / 4.1.x < 126.96.36.199 / 4.2.x < 188.8.131.52 DoS (PMASA-2014-17)
Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8592
SynopsisThe remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by a potential denial of service vulnerability.
DescriptionVersions of phpMyAdmin earlier than 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, or 18.104.22.168 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.
SolutionEither upgrade to phpMyAdmin 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 or later, or apply the patches from the referenced links.