VDB-81040 · CVE-2016-2041 · BID 82084

phpMyAdmin up to CSRF Token libraries/common.inc.php 7pk security

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A vulnerability has been found in phpMyAdmin up to (Database Administration Software) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality in the library libraries/common.inc.php of the component CSRF Token Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a 7pk security vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-254. As an impact it is known to affect integrity.

The weakness was published 02/20/2016 by Emanuel Bronshtein (Website). The advisory is shared for download at github.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-2041 since 01/21/2016. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1211.

By approaching the search of inurl:libraries/common.inc.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 88492 (Debian DLA-406-1 : phpmyadmin security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 175793 (Debian Security Update for phpmyadmin (DSA 3627-1)).

Upgrading to version, or 4.5.4 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (88492). Similar entries are available at 81036, 81038, 81039 and 81135.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.3

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VulDB Temp Score: 7.2
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Class: 7pk security
CWE: CWE-254
ATT&CK: T1211

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined
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Nessus ID: 88492
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-406-1 : phpmyadmin security update
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OpenVAS ID: 103230
OpenVAS Name: phpMyAdmin Multiple Vulnerabilities -01 Feb16
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: phpMyAdmin
Patch: github.com


01/21/2016 🔍
01/23/2016 +2 days 🔍
01/23/2016 +0 days 🔍
01/29/2016 +6 days 🔍
01/31/2016 +2 days 🔍
02/19/2016 +18 days 🔍
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02/22/2016 +2 days 🔍
03/09/2016 +16 days 🔍
07/08/2022 +2311 days 🔍


Product: phpmyadmin.net

Advisory: ec0e88e37ef30a66eada1c072953f4ec385a3e49
Researcher: Emanuel Bronshtein
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-2041 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 57171 - phpMyAdmin Remote Security Bypass of CSRF Tokens, Medium
SecurityFocus: 82084 - phpMyAdmin CVE-2016-2041 Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Created: 02/22/2016 03:00 PM
Updated: 07/08/2022 09:39 AM
Changes: 02/22/2016 03:00 PM (67), 09/02/2018 10:38 AM (19), 07/08/2022 09:38 AM (4), 07/08/2022 09:39 AM (1)
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