DescriptionphpMyAdmin 2.6.2-dev, and possibly earlier versions, allows remote attackers to determine the full path of the web root via a direct request to select_lang.lib.php, which reveals the path in a PHP error message.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
phpmyadmin (PTS)stretch4:4.6.6-4+deb9u1fixed
stretch (security)4:4.6.6-4+deb9u2fixed
bookworm, sid4:5.1.1+dfsg1-4fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


From maintainer Piotr Roszatycki <> :
I think it is not a problem on Debian as far as everybody knows the full
path of phpMyAdmin is /usr/share/phpmyadmin.

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