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Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 09:57:56 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <>
CC: Jan Lieskovsky <>,
        "Steven M. Christey" <>,
        phpMyAdmin Security Team <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- phpMyAdmin -- Arbitrary local file
 read flaw by loading XML strings / importing XML files

On 11/03/2011 09:01 AM, Jan Lieskovsky wrote:
> Hello Kurt, Steve, vendors, phpMyAdmin Security Team,
>   a local file inclusion flaw was found in the way XML import plug-in of
> phpMyAdmin, a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration
> of MySQL over the World Wide Web, performed import of malformed XML
> files. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted XML file,
> which once imported into the phpMyAdmin service instance would lead to
> arbitrary local file (accessible with the privileges of the phpMyAdmin
> user) read / retrieval.
> References:
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> Could you allocate a CVE id for this?
> Thank you && Regards, Jan.
> -- 
> Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team
> P.S.: Cc-ed phpMyAdmin security team to clarify upstream patch status.
Please use CVE-2011-4107 for this issue.


-Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team

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