phpMyAdmin set_theme cross-site scripting

phpmyadmin-settheme-xss (25305) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


phpMyAdmin is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the set_theme parameter to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, allowing the attacker to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of phpMyAdmin ( or later), available from the phpMyAdmin Web site. See References.


  • phpMyAdmin Web site: Downloads.
  • BID-17142: PHPMyAdmin Set_Theme Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-1258: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in phpMyAdmin allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the set_theme parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 23943: phpMyAdmin set_theme XSS
  • SA19277: phpMyAdmin "set_theme" Cross-Site Scripting
  • SECTRACK ID: 1015776: phpMyAdmin Input Validation Flaw in `set_theme` Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks

Platforms Affected:

  • phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin


Mar 17, 2006

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