phpMyAdmin 4.3.x < / 4.4.x < reCaptcha Bypass (PMASA-2015-4)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9105


The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by a captcha bypass vulnerability.


Versions of phpMyAdmin 4.3.x prior to or 4.4.x prior to are unpatched for by a security bypass vulnerability related to reCaptcha processing. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to bypass the reCaptcha test, resulting in a bypass of brute-force protection.


Upgrade to phpMyAdmin / or later. Alternatively, apply the patch referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 9105

Family: CGI

Published: 2016/02/25

Modified: 2018/09/16

Dependencies: 9102

Nessus ID: 85986

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:phpmyadmin:phpmyadmin

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6830