phpMyAdmin schema file include

phpmyadmin-schema-file-include (68768) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


phpMyAdmin could allow a remote attacker to include arbitrary files. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to the relational schema code using an unspecified parameter, to specify a malicious file from the local system, which could allow the attacker to obtain sensitive information or execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable Web server.

Note: In order to exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code, the attacker would first be required to upload a malicious file or inject arbitrary commands into an existing file.


Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Refer to PMASA-2011-11 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.


  • PMASA-2011-11: Local file inclusion vulnerability and code execution.
  • BID-48874: phpMyAdmin Prior to and Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2011-2718: Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in the relational schema implementation in phpMyAdmin 3.4.x before allow remote authenticated users to include and execute arbitrary local files via directory traversal sequences in an export type field, related to (1) libraries/schema/User_Schema.class.php and (2) schema_export.php.
  • OSVDB ID: 74111: phpMyAdmin Relational Schema Local File Inclusion
  • SA45365: phpMyAdmin Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin 3.4.0
  • phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin 3.4.3
  • phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin


Jul 23, 2011

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