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  4. Attack: phpMyAdmin Backdoor CVE-2012-5159

Attack: phpMyAdmin Backdoor CVE-2012-5159

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.


This signature detects an attempt to access a backdoor located in phpMyAdmin.

Additional Information

phpMyAdmin is a web-based administration interface for MySQL databases; it is implemented in PHP.

phpMyAdmin is prone to a backdoor vulnerability. This issue occurs because of the distribution of compromised phpMyAdmin source code that contains a backdoor. Specifically, this issue affects the 'server_sync.php' script. The compromised source file is distributed through the 'cdnetworks-kr-1' SourceForge mirror.

Attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the application. Successful attacks will compromise the affected application.

phpMyAdmin is vulnerable; other versions may also be affected.


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