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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:21 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200506-20 ] Cacti: Several vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Cacti: Several vulnerabilities (GLSA 200506-20)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: June 22, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #96243, #97475
ID: 200506-20


Cacti is vulnerable to several SQL injection, authentication bypass and file inclusion vulnerabilities.


Cacti is a complete web-based frontend to rrdtool.

Affected Packages

Package: net-analyzer/cacti
Vulnerable: < 0.8.6f
Unaffected: >= 0.8.6f
Architectures: All supported architectures


Cacti fails to properly sanitize input which can lead to SQL injection, authentication bypass as well as PHP file inclusion.


An attacker could potentially exploit the file inclusion to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the web server. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to bypass authentication or inject SQL queries to gain information from the database. Only systems with register_globals set to "On" are affected by the file inclusion and authentication bypass vulnerabilities. Gentoo Linux ships with register_globals set to "Off" by default.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Cacti users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/cacti-0.8.6f"
Note: Users with the vhosts USE flag set should manually use webapp-config to finalize the update.


Cacti Release Notes - 0.8.6e
iDEFENSE SQL injection advisory
iDEFENSE config_settings advisory
iDEFENSE remote file inclusion advisory
Cacti Release Notes - 0.8.6f
Hardened - PHP Project Cacti Multiple SQL Injection Vulnerabilities
Hardened - PHP Project Cacti Remote Command Execution Vulnerability
Hardened - PHP Project Cacti Authentification/Addslashes Bypass Vulnerability

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