Cacti: SQL injection vulnerability — GLSA 200408-21

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

Affected Packages

net-analyzer/cacti on all architectures
Affected versions <= 0.8.5a
Unaffected versions >= 0.8.5a-r1

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

An attacker could compromise the Cacti service and potentially execute programs with the permissions of the user running Cacti. Only systems with php_flag magic_quotes_gpc set to Off are vulnerable. By default, Gentoo Linux installs PHP with this option set to On.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version of Cacti.

Resolution

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

Release Date
August 23, 2004

Latest Revision
May 22, 2006: 04

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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