Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1658-1 phpmyadmin -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
01 Feb 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-19968, CVE-2018-19970.
More information:

A couple of vulnerabilities have been discovered in phpmyadmin, MySQL web administration tool.

  • CVE-2018-19968

    An attacker can exploit phpMyAdmin before 4.8.4 to leak the contents of a local file because of an error in the transformation feature. The attacker must have access to the phpMyAdmin Configuration Storage tables, although these can easily be created in any database to which the attacker has access. An attacker must have valid credentials to log in to phpMyAdmin; this vulnerability does not allow an attacker to circumvent the login system.

  • CVE-2018-19970

    A XSS vulnerability was found in the navigation tree, where an attacker can deliver a payload to a user through a crafted database/table name.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 4:4.2.12-2+deb8u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your phpmyadmin packages.

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