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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Cacti: Several vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-20
(Cacti: Several vulnerabilities)
Cacti fails to properly sanitize input which can lead to SQL injection
as well as PHP file inclusion.
A possible hacker could potentially exploit the file inclusion to execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the web server. A possible hacker
could exploit the SQL injection to gain information from the database.
Only systems with register_globals set to "On" are vulnerable to the
file inclusion bugs. Gentoo Linux ships with register_globals set to
"Off" by default.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Cacti users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/cacti-0.8.6e"
Note: Users with the vhosts USE flag set should manually use
webapp-config to finalize the update.
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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