GLSA 200408-21: Cacti: SQL injection vulnerability
Posted on: 08/23/2004 09:06 AM

A Cacti update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200408-21
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Cacti: SQL injection vulnerability
Date: August 23, 2004
Bugs: #60630
ID: 200408-21

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Synopsis
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With special configurations of Cacti it is possible to change passwords via a SQL injection attack.

Background
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Cacti is a complete web-based front end to rrdtool.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-analyzer/cacti <= 0.8.5a >= 0.8.5a-r1

Description
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Cacti is vulnerable to a SQL injection attack where an attacker may inject SQL into the Username field.

Impact
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An attacker could use these vulnerabilities to compromise the Cacti service and potentially execute programs with the permissions of the user running Cacti.

Workaround
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To prevent SQL code injection, php_flag magic_quotes_gpc should be set to Off. By default, Gentoo Linux installs PHP with this option set to Off.

Resolution
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All users should upgrade to the latest available version of Cacti, as follows:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=net-analyzer/cacti-0.8.5a-r1"
# emerge ">=net-analyzer/cacti-0.8.5a-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] Full Disclosure Announcement
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-08/0717.html

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200408-21.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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