GLSA-200701-23 : Cacti: Command execution and SQL injection

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-23
(Cacti: Command execution and SQL injection)

rgod discovered that the Cacti cmd.php and copy_cacti_user.php scripts
do not properly control access to the command shell, and are remotely
accessible by unauthenticated users. This allows SQL injection via
cmd.php and copy_cacti_user.php URLs. Further, the results from the
injected SQL query are not properly sanitized before being passed to a
command shell. The vulnerabilities require that the
'register_argc_argv' option is enabled, which is the Gentoo default.
Also, a number of similar problems in other scripts were reported.

Impact :

These vulnerabilties can result in the execution of arbitrary shell
commands or information disclosure via crafted SQL queries.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Cacti users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/cacti-0.8.6i-r1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24308 (gentoo_GLSA-200701-23.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6799

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