Published: 26 January 2019
An issue was discovered in phpMyAdmin before 4.8.5. When the AllowArbitraryServer configuration setting is set to true, with the use of a rogue MySQL server, an attacker can read any file on the server that the web server's user can access. This is related to the mysql.allow_local_infile PHP configuration, and the inadvertent ignoring of "options(MYSQLI_OPT_LOCAL_INFILE" calls.
From the Ubuntu security team
It was discovered that phpMyAdmin would allow sensitive files to be leaked if certain configuration options were set. An attacker could use this vulnerability to access confidential information.
CVSS 3 base score: 5.9
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
|Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)||
|Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla)||
|Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)||
|Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)||
|Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)||
(end of standard support, was needed)
|Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)||