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PHPMyAdmin Misconfiguration Remote Code Injection (CVE-2009-1151)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0936
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Source: IPS Research Team
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2009-1151
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75 and above
Who is Vulnerable?
PhpMyAdmin 2.11 - and 3.0 -
Vulnerability Description
A Code Injection vulnerability has been reported in PhpMyAdmin. The vulnerability is due to misconfiguration of PhpMyAdmin server. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a malicious request to the server. Successful exploitation could result in attacker-controlled script execution on the target server.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R70 / R71 / R75 and above

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the PHPMyAdmin Misconfiguration Remote Code Injection protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:

Attack Name:  Application Servers Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  PHPMyAdmin Misconfiguration Remote Code Injection