phpMyAdmin 4.9.1 is released

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Welcome to phpMyAdmin 4.9.1, a bugfix release.

This is a regularly-schedule bugfix release that also includes some security hardening measures.

We wish to point out that this also includes a routine fix for an issue that has been reported as CVE-2019-12922. The fix for this has been in our release queue to be part of this release, however it is the opinion of the team that the reported attack vector did not justify a separate release.

This release includes fixes for many bugs, including:

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  • Editing columns with CURRENT_TIMESTAMP for MySQL versions 8.0.13 and newer
  • Compatibility issues with PHP 8
  • Export of GIS visualization
  • Enhanced descriptions for several collation types
  • Creating a user with a single quote in the password string
  • Unexpected quotes during import and export on text fields
  • Improvements to adding new tables to Designer
  • Fix an issue where an authenticated user could trigger heavy traffic between the database server and web server
  • Fix a weakness where an attacker, under certain conditions, working at the same time as an administrator is using the setup script, could delete a server from the setup script

There are many, many more bug fixes thanks to the efforts of our developers, Google Summer of Code applicants, and other contributors.

The phpMyAdmin team

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Security fix: phpMyAdmin 4.9.0 is released

Posted by: Admin  :  Category: Phpmyadmin

Welcome to phpMyAdmin 4.9.0.1, a bugfix release that includes important security fixes.

This release fixes two security vulnerabilities:

  • PMASA-2019-3 is an SQL injection flaw in the Designer feature
  • PMASA-2019-4 is a CSRF attack that’s possible through the ‘cookie’ login form

Version 4.9.0 mistakenly did not include a commit and 4.9.0.1 was quickly released to include that missing fix.

Upgrading is highly recommended for all users. Using the ‘http’ auth_type instead of ‘cookie’ can mitigate the CSRF attack.

The solution for the CSRF attack does remove the former functionality to log in directly through URL parameters (as mentioned in FAQ 4.8, such as https://example.com/phpmyadmin/?pma_username=root&password=foo). Such behavior was discouraged and is now removed. Other query parameters work as expected; only pma_username and pma_password have been removed.

As a result of the removal of this feature, we have decided the change in behavior justifies a version increase from 4.8.x to 4.9. We strive to adhere to Semantic Versioning principles, which prohibit removing features in patch releases. Previously version 4.8.x was intended as the LTS version supporting PHP 5.5; because of this change the LTS branch will now become version 4.9.x.

This release also includes fixes for many bugs, including:

  • Several issues with SYSTEM VERSIONING tables
  • Fixed json encode error in export
  • Fixed JavaScript events not activating on input (sql bookmark issue)
  • Show Designer combo boxes when adding a constraint
  • Fix edit view
  • Fixed invalid default value for bit field
  • Fix several errors relating to GIS data types
  • Fixed javascript error PMA_messages is not defined
  • Fixed import XML data with leading zeros
  • Fixed php notice, added support for ‘DELETE HISTORY’ table privilege (MariaDB >= 10.3.4)
  • Fixed MySQL 8.0.0 issues with GIS display
  • Fixed “Server charset” in “Database server” tab showing wrong information
  • Fixed can not copy user on Percona Server 5.7
  • Updated sql-parser to version 4.3.2, which fixes several parsing and linting problems

There are many, many more bug fixes thanks to the efforts of our developers, Google Summer of Code applicants, and other contributors.

The phpMyAdmin team

edit 2019-06-05 – Added information about why this is 4.9.0 rather than 4.8.x.

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Security fix: phpMyAdmin 4.8.5 is released

Posted by: Admin  :  Category: Phpmyadmin

The phpMyAdmin team announces the release of phpMyAdmin version 4.8.5. Among other bug fixes, this contains several important security fixes. Upgrading is highly recommended for all users.

The security fixes involve:

  • Arbitrary file read vulnerability (https://www.phpmyadmin.net/security/PMASA-2019-1)
  • SQL injection in the Designer interface (https://www.phpmyadmin.net/security/PMASA-2019-2)

The arbitrary file read vulnerability could also be exploited to delete arbitrary files on the server. This attack requires that phpMyAdmin be run with the $ cfg['AllowArbitraryServer'] directive set to true, which is not the default. An attacker must run a malicious server process that will masquerade as a MySQL server. This exploit has been found and fixed recently in several other related projects and appears to be caused by a bug in PHP (https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=77496).

In addition to the security fixes, this release also includes these bug fixes and more as part of our regular release cycle:

  • Export to SQL format not available
  • QR code not shown when adding two-factor authentication to a user account
  • Issue with adding a new user in MySQL 8.0.11 and newer
  • Frozen interface relating to Text_Plain_Sql plugin
  • Table level Operations tab was missing

And several more. Complete notes are in the ChangeLog file included with this release.

As always, downloads are available at https://www.phpmyadmin.net/downloads/

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Security fix: phpMyAdmin 4.8.4 is released

Posted by: Admin  :  Category: Phpmyadmin

The phpMyAdmin team is pleased to announce the release of phpMyAdmin version 4.8.4. Among other bug fixes, this contains several important security fixes.

The security fixes involve:

  • Local file inclusion (https://www.phpmyadmin.net/security/PMASA-2018-6/),
  • XSRF/CSRF vulnerabilities allowing a specially-crafted URL to perform harmful operations (https://www.phpmyadmin.net/security/PMASA-2018-7/), and
  • an XSS vulnerability in the navigation tree (https://www.phpmyadmin.net/security/PMASA-2018-8/)

In addition to the security fixes, this release also includes these bug fixes and more as part of our regular release cycle:

  • Issue with changing theme
  • Ensure that database names with a dot (‘.’) are handled properly when DisableIS is true
  • Fix for message “Error while copying database (pma__column_info)”
  • Move operation causes “SELECT * FROM `undefined`” error
  • When logging with $ cfg[‘AuthLog’] to syslog, successful login messages were not logged when $ cfg[‘AuthLogSuccess’] was true
  • Multiple errors and regressions with Designer

And several more. Complete notes are in the ChangeLog file included with this release.

Note that for this release, we experimented with a pre-release announcement so that hosting providers and package managers would have an opportunity to prepare for the security release. If this was helpful to you or if you have feedback about this technique, please let us know through the public list developers@phpmyadmin.net or privately at security@phpmyadmin.net. We may or may not decide use this behavior in the future and your feedback will help us decide whether it’s beneficial to the community.

As always, downloads are available at https://www.phpmyadmin.net/downloads/

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Security fix: phpMyAdmin 4.8.3 is released

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The phpMyAdmin team is pleased to announce the release of phpMyAdmin version 4.8.2. Among other bug fixes, this contains a security fix for an issue that can be exploited when importing files.

A flaw was discovered with how warning messages are displayed while importing a file. This attack requires a specially-crafted file but can allow an attacker to trick the user in to executing a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. We recommend updating immediately to mitigate this attack.

In addition to the security fixes, this release also includes these bug fixes and more as part of our regular release cycle:

  • An error where a database is named 0
  • Fix for NULL as default not being shown
  • Fix for recent tables list
  • Fix for slow performance with table filtering
  • Two-factor authentication (2FA) fails if the GD PHP library is missing
  • Event scheduler toggle does not work
  • ERR_BLOCKED_BY_XSS_AUDITOR error when exporting a table
  • PHP 7.3 warning: “continue” in “switch” is equal to “break”

And several more. Complete notes are in the ChangeLog file included with this release.

As always, downloads are available at https://www.phpmyadmin.net/downloads/

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Security fix: phpMyAdmin 4.8.2 is released

Posted by: Admin  :  Category: Phpmyadmin

The phpMyAdmin team is pleased to announce the release of phpMyAdmin version 4.8.2. Among other bug fixes, this contains an important security update and it is highly recommended that all users upgrade immediately.

The urgent vulnerability allows an authenticated attacker to exploit a phpMyAdmin feature to show and potentially execute files on the server. PHP open_basedir restrictions mitigate the effect of this flaw. For further details, see the PMASA announcement.

A second flaw was also fixed allowing an attacker to use a specially crafted database name to trick a user in to executing a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack in the Designer feature.

In addition to the security fixes, this release also includes these bug fixes as part of our regular release cycle:

  • WHERE 0 clause causes a fatal error
  • Fix missing “INDEX” icon

Known issues:

  • Unable to log in with MySQL 8.0.11 (bug #14220, see also https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=76243)
  • A few users have reported being unable to log in with a persistent error message “Failed to set session cookie. Maybe you are using HTTP instead of HTTPS”. In some cases, clearing the phpMyAdmin cookies (‘pma*’) resolves the issue.

Downloads are available at https://www.phpmyadmin.net/downloads/

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