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A kit on the SourceForge.net mirror system contains a backdoor that allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code.

Tencent Security Response Center notified developers the distribution contains a malicious file.

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The affected mirror is cdnetworks-kr-1, with the backdoor located in the server_sync.php file.

Apparently, this isn’t the only corrupt file. The phpMyAdmin development team said a second file, js/cross_framing_protection.js, also underwent modification. The vulnerability is critical.

Cyber Security

Users who downloaded phpMyAdmin-3.5.2.2-all-languages.zip from the SourceForge.net mirror should check if the download contains the server_sync.php file.

If the file is present, the users should download the entire distribution once again from a trusted mirror.

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