phpMyAdmin Administration Tool for MySQL Allows Remote Users to Execute Commands on the Server
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1001411|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1001411
(Links to External Site)
Date: Apr 23 2001
Execution of arbitrary code via network|
Version(s): phpMyAdmin 2.1.0|
A vulnerability has been reported by Secure Reality in phpMyAdmin, an adminstration tool for MySQL. The hole reportedly allows a remote user to execute commands on the server without authentication.|
The report notes that all versions prior to v2.1.0 are likely to be vulnerable but were not tested.
No other details were provided in this preliminary advisory.
A remote user could execute commands on the phpMyAdmin server.|
No solution was available at the time of this entry.|
Vendor URL: www.phpwizard.net (Links to External Site)
Access control error|
Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)|
Source Message Contents
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 00:15:00 +1000|
Subject: (SRPRE00001) phpMyAdmin 2.1.0 and phpPgAdmin 2.2.1
Secure Reality Pty
Ltd. Security Pre-Advisory #1 (SRPRE00001)
Remote command execution vulnerabilities in phpMyAdmin and phpPgAdmin
This is a pre-release. This vulnerability will be discussed in detail during
Shaun Clowes' speech at the Black Hat briefings in Asia in the week of the
23rd of April. A full advisory will be issued following the conference
All prior versions are almost certainly vulnerable but not tested
Remote command execution by unauthenticated remote users
The Authors have not yet been able to correct the issues in mainstream
versions. SecureReality is providing patches for the problems, no liability
for the performance or effectiveness of these patches is accepted.
Users of earlier versions are advised to upgrade to the versions specified
then apply the patches.
To apply the patches:
- cd to the directory in which the application files are stored (e.g
- run 'patch -p0 < *Path to patch filename*'
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illegal behavior; a guarantee that protection measures will work; an
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