Announcement-ID: PMASA-2014-7

Date: 2014-07-17


Access for an unprivileged user to MySQL user list.


An unpriviledged user could view the MySQL user list and manipulate the tabs displayed in phpMyAdmin for them.


We consider this vulnerability to be non critical.

Mitigation factor

This vulnerability can be triggered only by someone who is logged in to phpMyAdmin, as the usual token protection prevents non-logged-in users from accessing the required pages. Moreover, the configuration storage must be set up for the user groups feature.

Affected Versions

Versions 4.1.x (prior to and 4.2.x (prior to 4.2.6) are affected.


Upgrade to phpMyAdmin or newer, or 4.2.6 or newer, or apply the patch listed below.


Thanks to Chirayu Chiripal for reporting this vulnerability.

Assigned CVE ids: CVE-2014-4987

CWE ids: CWE-661


The following commits have been made to fix this issue:

The following commits have been made on the 4.1 branch to fix this issue:

More information

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