SQL injection in phpMyAdmin

Published: 2020-01-08 | Updated: 2021-11-16
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-5504
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Web applications / Remote management & hosting panels

Vendor phpMyAdmin

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 1 vulnerabilities.

1) SQL injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU24074

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-5504

CWE-ID: CWE-89 - Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')

Exploit availability: Yes


The vulnerability allows a remote user to execute arbitrary SQL queries in database.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data in the user accounts page. A remote authenticated user can send a specially crafted request to the affected application and execute arbitrary SQL commands within the application database.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to read, delete, modify data in database and gain complete control over the affected application.


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Vulnerable software versions

phpMyAdmin: 4.0.0 - 5.0.0

CPE2.3 External links


Q & A

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