Announcement-ID: PMASA-2013-11

Date: 2013-07-28

Updated: 2013-07-30


If a crafted version.json would be presented, an XSS could be introduced.


Due to not properly validating the version.json file, which is fetched from the website, could lead to an XSS attack, if a crafted version.json file would be presented.


We consider this vulnerability serious.

Mitigation factor

This vulnerability can only be exploited with a combination of complicated techniques and tricking the user to visit a page.

Affected Versions

Versions 3.5.x (prior to and 4.0.x (prior to are affected.


Upgrade to phpMyAdmin or or newer or apply the patches listed below.


Thanks to Emanuel Bronshtein for reporting these issues.

Assigned CVE ids: CVE-2013-4996

CWE ids: CWE-661 CWE-300 CWE-79


The following commits have been made to fix this issue:

The following commits have been made on the 3.5 branch to fix this issue:

More information

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