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Sid 1-47831


SERVER-WEBAPP phpmyadmin post-authentication local file inclusion attempt


This event is generated when phpmyadmin 4.8.0 or 4.8.1 is exploited post-authentication with a local file inclusion vulnerability


Web Application Attack


CVSS base score 8.8

CVSS impact score 5.9

CVSS exploitability score 2.8

Confidentiality Impact HIGH

Integrity Impact HIGH

Availability Impact HIGH

Detailed information

CVE-2018-12613: An issue was discovered in phpMyAdmin 4.8.x before 4.8.2, in which an attacker can include (view and potentially execute) files on the server. The vulnerability comes from a portion of code where pages are redirected and loaded within phpMyAdmin, and an improper test for whitelisted pages. An attacker must be authenticated, except in the "$cfg['AllowArbitraryServer'] = true" case (where an attacker can specify any host he/she is already in control of, and execute arbitrary code on phpMyAdmin) and the "$cfg['ServerDefault'] = 0" case (which bypasses the login requirement and runs the vulnerable code without any authentication).

Affected systems

  • phpmyadmin phpmyadmin 4.8.0
  • phpmyadmin phpmyadmin
  • phpmyadmin phpmyadmin 4.8.1

Ease of attack


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False positives

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Corrective action


  • Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group

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