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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 5.9/10


An issue was discovered in phpMyAdmin. An unauthenticated user is able to execute a denial-of-service (DoS) attack by forcing persistent connections when phpMyAdmin is running with $cfg['AllowArbitraryServer']=true. All 4.6.x versions (prior to 4.6.4), 4.4.x versions (prior to, and 4.0.x versions (prior to are affected.

  • HIGH
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  • HIGH

CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published