phpMyAdmin CVE-2019-19617 Multiple Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities



Date Discovered

November 22, 2019


phpMyAdmin is prone to multiple information-disclosure vulnerabilities. An attacker can exploit these issues to gain access to sensitive information that may aid in further attacks. Versions prior to phpMyAdmin 4.9.2 are vulnerable.

Technologies Affected

  • phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin 4.7.7
  • phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin 4.7.8
  • phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin 4.8.0
  • phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin 4.8.1
  • phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin 4.8.2
  • phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin 4.8.3
  • phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin 4.8.4
  • phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin 4.8.5
  • phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin 4.8.6
  • phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin 4.9.0
  • phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin 4.9.1


Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
Filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary if global access isn't needed. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of a successful exploit.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
NIDS may identify and block generic attacks against web applications. Detecting and filtering SQL statements may reduce the likelihood of successful exploits.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.



Ali Hubail

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