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Debian: 'cacti' Arbitrary code execution vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian A problem in cacti, a PHP based frontend to rrdtool for monitoringsystems and services, has been discovered. This could lead into cactiexecuting arbitrary program code under the user id of the web server.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 164-1                     security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
September 10th, 2002                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : cacti
Vulnerability  : arbitrary code execution
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no

A problem in cacti, a PHP based frontend to rrdtool for monitoring
systems and services, has been discovered.  This could lead into cacti
executing arbitrary program code under the user id of the web server.
This problem, however, is only persistant to users who already have
administrator privileges in the cacti system.

This problem has been fixed by removing any dollar signs and backticks
from the title string in version 0.6.7-2.1 for the current stable
distribution (woody) and in version 0.6.8a-2 for the unstable
distribution (sid).  The old stable distribution (potato) is not
affected since it doesn't contain the cacti package.

We recommend that you upgrade your cacti package immediately.

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
--------------------------------

  Source archives:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.6.7-2.1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum:      565 aba046da4e3b9f6917dee87391fbaa4f
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.6.7-2.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum:    22852 c64a46a82dfd21ff0fd87f4effcae23c
     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_0.6.7-2.1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum:   209658 d63265f2a6606893ac9d1e3a6539c20d


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

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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 ' and  http://packages.debian.org/




 
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