Executive Summary

NameCVE-2011-4107First vendor Publication2011-11-17
VendorCveLast vendor Modification2012-11-06

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Cvss Base Score4.3Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score2.9Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score8.6AuthenticationNone Required
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The simplexml_load_string function in the XML import plug-in (libraries/import/xml.php) in phpMyAdmin 3.4.x before and 3.3.x before allows remote authenticated users to read arbitrary files via XML data containing external entity references, aka an XML external entity (XXE) injection attack.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4107

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

100 %CWE-200Information Exposure

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15400
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15400
Title: DSA-2391-1 phpmyadmin -- several
Description: Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in phpMyAdmin, a tool to administer MySQL over the web. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2011-4107 The XML import plugin allowed a remote attacker to read arbitrary files via XML data containing external entity references. CVE-2011-1940, CVE-2011-3181 Cross site scripting was possible in the table tracking feature, allowing a remote attacker to inject arbitrary web script or HTML. The oldstable distribution is not affected by these problems.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): DSA-2391-1
Version: 7
Platform(s): Debian GNU/Linux 6.0
Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 6.0
Product(s): phpmyadmin
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration


ExploitDB Exploits

2012-01-14phpMyAdmin 3.3.X and 3.4.X - Local File Inclusion via XXE Injection

OpenVAS Exploits

2012-03-19Name : Fedora Update for phpMyAdmin FEDORA-2011-15841
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2011_15841_phpMyAdmin_fc16.nasl
2012-02-12Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 201201-01 (phpMyAdmin)
File : nvt/glsa_201201_01.nasl
2012-02-11Name : Debian Security Advisory DSA 2391-1 (phpmyadmin)
File : nvt/deb_2391_1.nasl
2012-01-09Name : Mandriva Update for phpmyadmin MDVSA-2011:198 (phpmyadmin)
File : nvt/gb_mandriva_MDVSA_2011_198.nasl
2011-11-25Name : Fedora Update for phpMyAdmin FEDORA-2011-15831
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2011_15831_phpMyAdmin_fc14.nasl
2011-11-25Name : Fedora Update for phpMyAdmin FEDORA-2011-15846
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2011_15846_phpMyAdmin_fc15.nasl
0000-00-00Name : FreeBSD Ports: phpMyAdmin
File : nvt/freebsd_phpMyAdmin29.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

76798phpMyadmin libraries/import/xml.php XML Data Entity References Parsing Remote...

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

2014-06-13Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : openSUSE-2011-14.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-05-21Name : The remote web server hosts a PHP application that is affected by an informat...
File : phpmyadmin_pmasa_2011_17.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-01-23Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-2391.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-01-05Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-201201-01.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-11-23Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2011-15831.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-11-23Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2011-15841.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-11-23Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2011-15846.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-11-14Name : The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
File : freebsd_pkg_1f6ee7080d2211e1b5bd14dae938ec40.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/50497
CONFIRM http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security/PMASA-2011-17.php
DEBIAN http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2391
FEDORA http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2011-November/06962...
FULLDISC http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2011/Nov/21
MANDRIVA http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:198
MISC http://packetstormsecurity.org/files/view/106511/phpmyadmin-fileread.txt
MLIST http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/11/03/3
SREASON http://securityreason.com/securityalert/8533
XF http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/71108

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