SSD Advisory – phpMyAdmin File Inclusion and Remote Code Execution

Vulnerabilities Summary
Authenticated users can exploit a file inclusion vulnerability in phpMyAdmin which can then be combined with another vulnerability, to perform Remote Code Execution. In addition, authnticated attackers can view files and execute PHP files that located on the server by exploiting a bug in the part of the code that is responsible for redirects and loading of whitelisted pages.

Vendor Response
The vendor, phpMyAdmin, issued a fix on the 21st of June 2018. Version 4.8.2 and newer aren’t affected.

CVE
CVE-2018-12613

Credit
An independent security researcher, Henry Huang working for CyCarrier CSIRT, has reported this vulnerability to Beyond Security’s SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure program.

Affected systems
phpMyAdmin 4.8.0 and 4.8.1 (running on Linux systems)
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