Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor
An issue was discovered in phpMyAdmin. A user can specially craft a symlink on disk, to a file which phpMyAdmin is permitted to read but the user is not, which phpMyAdmin will then expose to the user. All 4.0.x versions prior to 126.96.36.199, 4.4.x versions prior to 188.8.131.52, and 4.6.x versions prior to 4.6.4 are affected.
CWE-200 - Information Exposure
An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.