Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2154-1 phpmyadmin -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
22 Mar 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 954665, Bug 954666.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-10802, CVE-2020-10803.
More information:

The following packages CVE(s) were reported against phpmyadmin.

  • CVE-2020-10802

    In phpMyAdmin 4.x before 4.9.5, a SQL injection vulnerability has been discovered where certain parameters are not properly escaped when generating certain queries for search actions in libraries/classes/Controllers/Table/TableSearchController.php. An attacker can generate a crafted database or table name. The attack can be performed if a user attempts certain search operations on the malicious database or table.

  • CVE-2020-10803

    In phpMyAdmin 4.x before 4.9.5, a SQL injection vulnerability was discovered where malicious code could be used to trigger an XSS attack through retrieving and displaying results (in tbl_get_field.php and libraries/classes/Display/Results.php). The attacker must be able to insert crafted data into certain database tables, which when retrieved (for instance, through the Browse tab) can trigger the XSS attack.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 4:4.2.12-2+deb8u9.

We recommend that you upgrade your phpmyadmin packages.

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