GLSA 200506-20: Cacti: Several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 06/22/2005 12:49 PM

A Cacti security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200506-20
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Cacti: Several vulnerabilities
Date: June 22, 2005
Bugs: #96243
ID: 200506-20

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Synopsis
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Cacti is vulnerable to several SQL injection and file inclusion vulnerabilities.

Background
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Cacti is a complete web-based frontend to rrdtool.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-analyzer/cacti lt; 0.8.6e gt;= 0.8.6e

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

Impact
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An attacker could potentially exploit the file inclusion to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the web server. An attacker could exploit the SQL injection to gain information from the database. Only systems with register_globals set to "On" are vulnerable to the file inclusion bugs. Gentoo Linux ships with register_globals set to "Off" by default.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Cacti users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-analyzer/cacti-0.8.6e"

Note: Users with the vhosts USE flag set should manually use webapp-config to finalize the update.

References
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[ 1 ] Cacti Release Notes
http://www.cacti.net/release_notes_0_8_6e.php
[ 2 ] iDEFENSE SQL injection advisory
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=267type=vulnerabilitiesflashstatus=false
[ 3 ] iDEFENSE config_settings advisory
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=266type=vulnerabilitiesflashstatus=false
[ 4 ] iDEFENSE remote file inclusion advisory
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=265type=vulnerabilitiesflashstatus=false

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-200506-20.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 2005 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/2.0


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