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    PhpMyAdmin Config File Code Injection

    This module exploits a vulnerability in PhpMyAdmin's setup feature which allows an attacker to inject arbitrary PHP code into a configuration file. The original advisory says the vulnerability is present in phpMyAdmin versions 2.11.x < and 3.x <; this module was tested on The file where our payload is written (phpMyAdmin/config/config.inc.php) is not directly used by the system, so it may be a good idea to either delete it or copy the running config (phpMyAdmin/config.inc.php) over it after successful exploitation.

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    Module Name



    • Greg Ose
    • pagvac
    • egypt <egypt [at] metasploit.com>



    • Automatic (phpMyAdmin 2.11.x < and 3.x <


    • php


    • php



    Module Options

    To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

    msf > use exploit/unix/webapp/phpmyadmin_config msf exploit(phpmyadmin_config) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(phpmyadmin_config) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(phpmyadmin_config) > show options ...show and set options... msf exploit(phpmyadmin_config) > exploit

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