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27Jun/090

phpMyAdmin: Invalid hostname for server 1. (updated)

phpMyAdmin was complaining about "Invalid hostname for server 1. Please review your configuration."

The error is in /var/lib/phpmyadmin/config.inc.php and seems to be a security bug in Lenny.

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['host']=''; phpinfo();//'] = 'localhost';
should be:
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['host']= 'localhost';

After saving your file, no error occurs anymore :)
However, this error is due to a security leak in phpMyAdmin. Upgrade your Debian and you should be fine. However, just to be sure, you can do the following:

sudo nano /usr/share/phpmyadmin/.htaccess

and paste:

<Files "config.inc.php">
Order allow,deny
Deny from all
</Files>

Save and check whether http://www.yourdomain.nl/phpmyadmin/config.inc.php gives a 403-error. If it does, you're good :)

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