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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
[DLA 1658-1] phpmyadmin security update
4 February 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Existing Account
Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2018-19970 CVE-2018-19968
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Package : phpmyadmin
Version : 4:4.2.12-2+deb8u4
CVE ID : CVE-2018-19968 CVE-2018-19970
A couple of vulnerabilities have been discovered in phpmyadmin, MySQL web
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
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
We recommend that you upgrade your phpmyadmin packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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