phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields.
Welcome to phpMyAdmin 2.11.8, a bugfix-only release with security fixes.
A security advisory is available as http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php?issue=PMASA-2008-6
188.8.131.52 is identical to 2.11.8, except it includes a fix for a notice about "lang".