phpMyAdmin up to 4.6.3/ Cookie cryptographic issues

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A vulnerability was found in phpMyAdmin up to 4.6.3/ (Database Administration Software). It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown function of the component Cookie Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cryptographic issues vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-310. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 12/10/2016. The weakness was presented 12/11/2016 by Emanuel Bronshtein (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-6606 since 08/06/2016. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1600 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 93566 (Debian DLA-626-1 : 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 176993 (Debian Security Update for phpmyadmin (DLA 1821-1)).

Upgrading to version 4.6.4, or eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (93566). See 94039, 94041, 94043 and 94044 for similar entries.






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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.9

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Class: Cryptographic issues
CWE: CWE-310
ATT&CK: T1600

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 93566
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-626-1 : phpmyadmin security update
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OpenVAS ID: 802585
OpenVAS Name: SuSE Update for phpMyAdmin openSUSE-SU-2016:2168-1 (phpMyAdmin)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: phpMyAdmin 4.6.4/


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Advisory: DLA 1821-1
Researcher: Emanuel Bronshtein
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-6606 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 94114 - phpMyAdmin CVE-2016-6606 Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Created: 12/11/2016 09:11 AM
Updated: 10/05/2022 02:29 PM
Changes: 12/11/2016 09:11 AM (64), 06/23/2019 09:58 AM (15), 10/05/2022 02:29 PM (3)
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