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Gentoo: Cacti Several vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Stefan Esser of the Hardened - PHP Project discovered that some of the recent vulnerabilities were incorrectly fixed, as well as a new vulnerability. The updated sections appear below. Cacti is vulnerable to several SQL injection, authentication bypass and file inclusion vulnerabilities.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory [UPDATE]               GLSA 200506-20:02
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  Severity: High
     Title: Cacti: Several vulnerabilities
      Date: June 22, 2005
   Updated: July 06, 2005
      Bugs: #96243, #97475
        ID: 200506-20:02

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Update
======

Stefan Esser of the Hardened - PHP Project discovered that some of
the recent vulnerabilities were incorrectly fixed, as well as a new
vulnerability.

The updated sections appear below.

Synopsis
========

Cacti is vulnerable to several SQL injection, authentication bypass and
file inclusion vulnerabilities.

Background
==========

Cacti is a complete web-based frontend to rrdtool.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-analyzer/cacti      < 0.8.6f                        >= 0.8.6f

Description
===========

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

Impact
======

An attacker could potentially exploit the file inclusion to execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the web server. An attacker
could exploit these vulnerabilities to bypass authentication or inject
SQL queries to gain information from the database. Only systems with
register_globals set to "On" are affected by the file inclusion and
authentication bypass vulnerabilities. Gentoo Linux ships with
register_globals set to "Off" by default.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Cacti users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/cacti-0.8.6f"

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

References
==========

  [ 1 ] Cacti Release Notes - 0.8.6e
        http://www.cacti.net/release_notes_0_8_6e.php
  [ 2 ] iDEFENSE SQL injection advisory

http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=267&type=vulnerabilities&flashstatus=false
  [ 3 ] iDEFENSE config_settings advisory

http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=266&type=vulnerabilities&flashstatus=false
  [ 4 ] iDEFENSE remote file inclusion advisory

http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=265&type=vulnerabilities&flashstatus=false
  [ 5 ] Cacti  Release Notes - 0.8.6f
        http://www.cacti.net/release_notes_0_8_6f.php
  [ 6 ] Hardened - PHP Project Cacti Multiple SQL Injection Vulnerabilities
        http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory-032005.php
  [ 7 ] Hardened - PHP Project Cacti Remote Command Execution Vulnerability
        http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory-042005.php
  [ 8 ] Hardened - PHP Project Cacti Authentification/Addslashes Bypass
Vulnerability
        http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory-052005.php

Availability
============

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?
=========

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
=======

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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