Debian Security Advisory

DLA-551-1 phpmyadmin -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
17 Jul 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-5731, CVE-2016-5733, CVE-2016-5739.
More information:

Phpmyadmin, a web administration tool for MySQL, had several Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities were reported.

  • CVE-2016-5731

    With a specially crafted request, it is possible to trigger an XSS attack through the example OpenID authentication script.

  • CVE-2016-5733

    Several XSS vulnerabilities were found with the Transformation feature. Also a vulnerability was reported allowing a specifically configured MySQL server to execute an XSS attack. This particular attack requires configuring the MySQL server log_bin directive with the payload.

  • CVE-2016-5739

    A vulnerability was reported where a specially crafted Transformation could be used to leak information including the authentication token. This could be used to direct a CSRF attack against a user.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 4:

We recommend that you upgrade your phpmyadmin packages.

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