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Announcement-ID: PMASA-2013-14

Date: 2013-07-28

Updated: 2013-07-30


Self-XSS due to unescaped HTML output in schema export.


When calling schema_export.php with crafted parameters, it is possible to trigger an XSS.


We consider this vulnerability to be non critical.

Mitigation factor

This vulnerability can be triggered only by someone who logged in to phpMyAdmin, as the usual token protection prevents non-logged-in users from accessing the required form.

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 patch listed below.


Thanks to 0x721427D8 working with Beyond Security's SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure program for reporting these vulnerabilities.

Assigned CVE ids: CVE-2013-5002

CWE ids: CWE-661 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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