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[DSA1031] DSA-1031-1 cacti

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-1031-1 cacti

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

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
problems:
Andreas Sandblad discovered that improper user input sanitisation
results in a potential remote SQL injection vulnerability enabling
a possible hacker 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 permits remote attackers to
execute arbitrary PHP functions via the 'do' parameter.
Andy Staudacher discovered an SQL injection vulnerability due to
insufficient input sanitising that permits 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.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1031
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 16187, 16364, 16720

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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