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CVE-2012-5159 Detail


phpMyAdmin, as distributed by the cdnetworks-kr-1 mirror during an unspecified time frame in 2012, contains an externally introduced modification (Trojan Horse) in server_sync.php, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via an eval injection attack.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/25/2012

Evaluator Description

Although not found in all distributions of this software, the vulnerability was scored assuming that it was. End-users will need to identify whether their distribution does in fact contain the vulnerability.

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20120925 Re: CVE Request - phpMyAdmin: PMASA-2012-5 incident External Source MISC Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM External Source BID 55672

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