|Description||phpMyAdmin before 188.8.131.52 stores the MySQL (1) username and (2) password, and the (3) Blowfish secret key, in cleartext in a Session file under /tmp, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)|
|NVD severity||low (attack range: local)|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
|jessie (security), jessie||4:4.2.12-2+deb8u2||fixed|
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
It is a workaround for the limited security that PHP has for
session files on a shared host. This limitation is documented with
PHP, warned against and not a specific vulnerability in phpMyAdmin.
I hence consider it a security enhancement/feature, not a vulnerability.