phpMyAdmin PmaAbsoluteUri, zero_rows or sql_query parameters cross-site scripting

phpmyadmin-multiple-xss (18158) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


phpMyAdmin is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. A remote attacker could embed malicious script in the PmaAbsoluteUri parameter in a specially-crafted URL request, or embed malicious script in the zero_rows or the sql_query parameter in a specially-crafted URL request to the read_dump.php script, which would be executed in the victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting site, once the link is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of phpMyAdmin (2.6.0-pl3 or later), available from the phpMyAdmin Download Web page. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Upgrade to the latest version of phpMyAdmin (2.6.0_p3 or later), as listed in GLSA 200411-36. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.


  • netVigilance Security Advisory 5: Multiple XSS Vulnerabilities in phpMyAdmin 2.6.0-pl2 and prior.
  • phpMyAdmin Download Web page: Downloads.
  • phpMyAdmin security announcement PMASA-2004-3: Multiple XSS vulnerability were found in phpMyAdmin, that may allow an attacker to conduct Cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks..
  • BID-11707: PHPMyAdmin Multiple Remote Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2004-1055: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in phpMyAdmin 2.6.0-pl2 and earlier allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via (1) the PmaAbsoluteUri parameter, (2) the zero_rows parameter in read_dump.php, (3) the confirm form, or (4) an error message generated by the internal phpMyAdmin parser.
  • GLSA-200411-36: phpMyAdmin: Multiple XSS vulnerabilities
  • OSVDB ID: 11930: phpMyAdmin PmaAbsoluteUri Parameter XSS
  • OSVDB ID: 11931: phpMyAdmin read_dump.php zero_rows Parameter XSS
  • OSVDB ID: 11932: phpMyAdmin Confirm Page Form Multiple Parameter XSS
  • OSVDB ID: 12238: phpMyAdmin Error Message XSS
  • SUSE-SR:2005:003: SUSE Security Summary Report

Platforms Affected:

  • Gentoo Linux
  • phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin prior to 2.6.0-pl3


Nov 19, 2004

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