VDB-81135 · CVE-2016-2560 · BID 83711

phpMyAdmin up to server_privileges.lib.php cross site scripting

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in phpMyAdmin up to (Database Administration Software). This affects an unknown code block in the library libraries/server_privileges.lib.php. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-79. The software does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. This is going to have an impact on integrity.

The weakness was published 03/01/2016 by Emanuel Bronshtein (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at phpmyadmin.net. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-2560 since 02/25/2016. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059.007 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

By approaching the search of inurl:libraries/server_privileges.lib.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 89801 (Fedora 23 : php-udan11-sql-parser-3.4.0-1.fc23 / phpMyAdmin- (2016-65da02b95c)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context local. 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 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-57253) and Tenable (89801). Similar entries are available at 81036, 81038, 81039 and 81040.





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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined
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Nessus ID: 89801
Nessus Name: Fedora 23 : php-udan11-sql-parser-3.4.0-1.fc23 / phpMyAdmin- (2016-65da02b95c)
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OpenVAS ID: 800373
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for php-udan11-sql-parser FEDORA-2016-65
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: phpMyAdmin
Patch: github.com


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Product: phpmyadmin.net

Advisory: FEDORA-2016-65da02b95c
Researcher: Emanuel Bronshtein
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-2560 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 57253 - phpMyAdmin 4.0, 4.4, 4.5 Remote Muiltiple XSS Vulnerabilities, Medium
SecurityFocus: 83711 - phpMyAdmin CVE-2016-2560 Multiple Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/02/2016 01:52 PM
Updated: 07/08/2022 06:18 PM
Changes: 03/02/2016 01:52 PM (73), 01/31/2019 01:35 PM (14), 07/08/2022 06:05 PM (4), 07/08/2022 06:12 PM (1), 07/08/2022 06:18 PM (1)
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