DSA 1569-3: New cacti packages fix regression
Posted on: 07/15/2008 10:15 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1569-3 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Thijs Kinkhorst
July 15, 2008 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : cacti
Vulnerability : insufficient input sanitising
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-0783 CVE-2008-0785

Since the previous security update, the cacti package could no longer
be rebuilt from the source package. This update corrects that problem.
Note that this problem does not affect regular use of the provided
binary packages (.deb).

For reference the original advisory text follows.

It was discovered that Cacti, a systems and services monitoring frontend,
performed insufficient input sanitising, leading to cross site scripting
and SQL injection being possible.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.8.6i-3.5.


Upgrade instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.8.6i.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1122700 341b5828d95db91f81f5fbba65411d63
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.8.6i-3.5.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 581 6184cdfb6a4e7a5372d684556aa46537
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.8.6i-3.5.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 37154 dc53c27c1584999db93a83be1bf43879

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.8.6i-3.5_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 958000 f496c887950457535b223bf90988eb72


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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