phpMyAdmin 4.4.x < 4.4.15.5 / 4.5.x < 4.5.5.1 Multiple XSS (PMASA-2016-12)

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9357

Synopsis

The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.

Description

Versions of phpMyAdmin 4.4.x prior to 4.4.15.5, or 4.5.x prior to 4.5.5.1 are unpatched for multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. These attacks may allow a remote attacker to create a specially crafted request that would execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session within the trust relationship between their browser and the server.

The following phpMyAdmin components are affected by these vulnerabilities :
- A flaw which exists because the 'Database Normalization' page does not validate input when handling table or column names before returning it to users.
- A flaw which exists because the 'Database Structure' page does not validate input when handling crafted parameters before returning it to users.
- A flaw which exists because the 'Central Columns' page does not validate input when handling crafted parameters before returning it to users.

Solution

Upgrade to phpMyAdmin 4.5.5.1 or later. Alternatively, apply the patch referenced in the vendor advisory. If version 4.5.5.1 cannot be installed, version 4.4.15.5 is also patched for these vulnerabilities.

See Also

https://www.phpmyadmin.net/security

https://www.phpmyadmin.net/security/PMASA-2016-12

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 9357

Family: CGI

Published: 2016/06/17

Modified: 2018/09/16

Dependencies: 9102

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSSv2

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 3

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 3.3

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:L/A:N

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:phpmyadmin:phpmyadmin

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2561