DSA 1954-1: New cacti packages fix insufficient input sanitising
Posted on: 12/16/2009 01:55 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-1954-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Steffen Joeris
December 16, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : cacti
Vulnerability : insufficient input sanitising
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids : CVE-2007-3112 CVE-2007-3113 CVE-2009-4032
Debian Bugs : 429224

Several vulnerabilities have been found in cacti, a frontend to rrdtool
for monitoring systems and services. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project identifies the following problems:

CVE-2007-3112, CVE-2007-3113

It was discovered that cacti is prone to a denial of service via the
graph_height, graph_width, graph_start and graph_end parameters.
This issue only affects the oldstable (etch) version of cacti.

CVE-2009-4032

It was discovered that cacti is prone to several cross-site scripting
attacks via different vectors.

CVE-2009-4112

It has been discovered that cacti allows authenticated administrator
users to gain access to the host system by executing arbitrary commands
via the "Data Input Method" for the "Linux - Get Memory Usage" setting.

There is no fix for this issue at this stage. Upstream will implement a
whitelist policy to only allow certain "safe" commands. For the moment,
we recommend that such access is only given to trusted users and that
the options "Data Input" and "User Administration" are otherwise
deactivated.


For the oldstable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
version 0.8.6i-3.6.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.8.7b-2.1+lenny1.

For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.8.7e-1.1.


We recommend that you upgrade your cacti packages.

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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Debian (oldstable)
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Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

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-3.6.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 38419 4ee9e373817ebc32297e1c3de8fee10d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.8.6i-3.6.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 590 bb8fb25c6db1cd6a2a785f879943d969

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.8.6i-3.6_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 962816 9093e9f9abaa6c3dbbedad24cc1d4f7e


Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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Debian (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.8.7b.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1972444 aa8a740a6ab88e3634b546c3e1bc502f
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.8.7b-2.1+lenny1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 37232 04459452593e23c5e837920cfd0f1789
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.8.7b-2.1+lenny1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1117 d67349656ce9514266e7d5d2f378a219

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.8.7b-2.1+lenny1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1847182 3876f128fdcc2aefa63d65531875d2ab


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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