Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1692-1 phpmyadmin -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
27 Feb 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 920823.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-6799.
More information:

An information leak issue was discovered in phpMyAdmin. An attacker can read any file on the server that the web server's user can access. This is related to the mysql.allow_local_infile PHP configuration. When the AllowArbitraryServer configuration setting is set to false (default), the attacker needs a local MySQL account. When set to true, the attacker can exploit this with the use of a rogue MySQL server.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 4:4.2.12-2+deb8u5.

We recommend that you upgrade your phpmyadmin packages.

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