phpMyAdmin 4.9.6 and 5.0.3 are released



The phpMyAdmin team announces the release of both phpMyAdmin versions 4.9.6 and 5.0.3.

Both versions contain several important security fixes:

In addition, 5.0.3 contains many bugfixes. Some of the highlights include:

There are many other bugs fixes, please see the ChangeLog file included with this release for full details.

Known shortcomings:

Due to changes in the MySQL authentication method, PHP versions prior to 7.4 are unable to authenticate to a MySQL 8.0 or newer server (our tests show the problem actually began with MySQL 8.0.11). This relates to a PHP bug There is a workaround, that is to set your user account to use the current-style password hash method, mysql_native_password. This unfortunate lack of coordination has caused the incompatibility to affect all PHP applications, not just phpMyAdmin. For more details, you can see our bug tracker item at We suggest upgrading your PHP installation to take advantage of the upgraded authentication methods.

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