DSA 764-1: New cacti packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 07/21/2005 07:36 AM

New cacti packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 764-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
July 21st, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : cacti
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs : CAN-2005-1524 CAN-2005-1525 CAN-2005-1526 CAN-2005-2148 CAN-2005-2149
Debian Bug : 316590 315703

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in cacti, a round-robin database (RRD) tool that helps create graphs from database information. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project identifies the following problems:

CAN-2005-1524

Maciej Piotr Falkiewicz and an anonymous researcher discovered an input validation bug that allows an attacker to include arbitrary PHP code from remote sites which will allow the execution of arbitrary code on the server running cacti.

CAN-2005-1525

Due to mising input validation cacti allows a remote attacker to insert arbitrary SQL statements.

CAN-2005-1526

Maciej Piotr Falkiewicz discovered an input validation bug that allows an attacker to include arbitrary PHP code from remote sites which will allow the execution of arbitrary code on the server running cacti.

CAN-2005-2148

Stefan Esser discovered that the update for the abovely mentioned vulnerabilities does not perform proper input validation to protect against common attacks.

CAN-2005-2149

Stefan Esser discovered that the update for CAN-2005-1525 allows remote attackers to modify session information to gain privileges and disable the use of addslashes to protect against SQL injection.

For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 0.6.7-2.5.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.8.6c-7sarge2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 0.8.6e-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your cacti package.

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 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.6.7-2.5.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 565 ca9cffd44ea6e8235005ce8e066fb88e
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.6.7-2.5.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 25286 18aad674e7ef91dafb11af9a02c677d7
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.6.7.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 206608 b004ac1ca1dd18737f0fa685fe18737c

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.6.7-2.5_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 212418 ae47dc9aeb1820c5074fc39c5b6c84bc


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.8.6c-7sarge2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 595 50f791f80662a02e982e82e4be7e59b5
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.8.6c-7sarge2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 42575 a9959e2d720a6f7188c5713494b9eaaa
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.8.6c.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1046586 b4130300f671e773ebea3b8f715912c1

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.8.6c-7sarge2_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1058544 2b5fe2ca0dc11a199c20f5bf7b3aa7ee


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


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