#VU13417 Stored cross-site scripting in phpMyAdmin

Published: 2018-06-21

Vulnerability identifier: #VU13417

Vulnerability risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2018-12581


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability:

Vulnerable software:
Web applications / Remote management & hosting panels

Vendor: phpMyAdmin


The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data within Designer feature. A remote attacker create database with a specially crafted name and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user's browser in context of vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.

Update to 4.8.2.

Vulnerable software versions

phpMyAdmin: 4.8.0 - 4.8.1, 4.7.0 - 4.7.9

Fixed software versions


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