DSA 1031-1: New cacti packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 04/08/2006 04:52 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 1031-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
April 8th, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : cacti
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs : CVE-2006-0146 CVE-2006-0147 CVE-2006-0410 CVE-2006-0806
BugTraq IDs : 16187 16364 16720
Debian Bugs : 349985 358872

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in libphp-adodb, the
'adodb' database abstraction layer for PHP, which is embedded in
cacti, a frontend to rrdtool for monitoring systems and services. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following


Andreas Sandblad discovered that improper user input sanitisation
results in a potential remote SQL injection vulnerability enabling
an attacker to compromise applications, access or modify data, or
exploit vulnerabilities in the underlying database implementation.
This requires the MySQL root password to be empty. It is fixed by
limiting access to the script in question.


A dynamic code evaluation vulnerability allows remote attackers to
execute arbitrary PHP functions via the 'do' parameter.


Andy Staudacher discovered an SQL injection vulnerability due to
insufficient input sanitising that allows remote attackers to
execute arbitrary SQL commands.


GulfTech Security Research discovered multiple cross-site
scripting vulnerabilities due to improper user-supplied input
sanitisation. Attackers can exploit these vulnerabilities to
cause arbitrary scripts to be executed in the browser of an
unsuspecting user's machine, or result in the theft of
cookie-based authentication credentials.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by these problems.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 0.8.6c-7sarge3.

For the unstable distribution these problems will be fixed soon.

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 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 597 9ad5bc63bba985893a14044dd5b37592
Size/MD5 checksum: 43881 b9c59a54f46b820480f4ee4fb7402074
Size/MD5 checksum: 1046586 b4130300f671e773ebea3b8f715912c1

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 1058818 afe7c7131aacf8eaaaee0a3c39933834

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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