Published:2008/09/26  Last Updated:2008/09/26

phpMyAdmin cross-site scripting vulnerability


phpMyAdmin provided by The phpMyAdmin Project contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • phpMyAdmin and earlier


phpMyAdmin provided by The phpMyAdmin Project is software to handle the administration of MySQL over the web browser. phpMyAdmin contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


An arbitrary script may be executed on the user's web browser.
According to the developer, Microsoft Internet Explorer is only affected by this vulnerability and it is confirmed that Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Konqueror, and Apple Safari are not affected by this issue.
For more information, refer to the developer's website.


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JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2008.09.26

Measures Conditions Severity
Access Required Routed - can be attacked over the Internet using packets
  • High
Authentication None - anonymous or no authentication (IP addresses do not count)
  • High
User Interaction Required Simple - the user must be convinced to take a standard action that does not feel harmful to most users, such as click on a link or view a file
  • Medium
Exploit Complexity Low - little to no expertise and/or luck required to exploit (cross-site scripting)
  • High

Description of each analysis measures


Masako Oono of NetAgent Co., Ltd. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.

Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
CVE CVE-2008-4326
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2008-000061

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