Debian: 'cacti' Arbitrary code execution vulnerability

    Date10 Sep 2002
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    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                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    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
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      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
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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/
    
    
    
    
    
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