The phpMyFAQ Team has learned of a security issue that have been discovered in phpMyFAQ 2.9.6 and earlier. phpMyFAQ has an improper account-lockout setting, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain access via a brute-force attack.
phpMyFAQ does not implement sufficient measures to prevent multiple failed authentication attempts within in a short time frame, making it more susceptible to brute force attacks. An attacker could perform an arbitrary number of authentication attempts using different passwords, and eventually gain access to the targeted account.
The phpMyFAQ Team has released the new phpMyFAQ versions 2.9.8 which fix the vulnerability. All users of affected phpMyFAQ versions are encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible to this latest version.
There's no workaround except installing phpMyFAQ 2.9.8.
The phpMyFAQ teams would like to thank Mishra Dhiraj for the responsible disclosure of this vulnerability.