Check Point Advisories

PhpMyAdmin GLOBALS Superglobal Remote Variable Manipulation

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1800
Date Published: 14 Sep 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated: 29 May 2017
Source: IPS Research Team
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? PHP Servers
Vulnerability Description A remote variable manipulation vulnerability has been reported in PhpMyAdmin. The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of request parameters. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a malicious request to the server. Successful exploitation could result in modification of superglobal variables.

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, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the PhpMyAdmin GLOBALS Superglobal Remote Variable Manipulation protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Application Servers Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  PhpMyAdmin GLOBALS Superglobal Remote Variable Manipulation