GLSA-200408-21 : Cacti: SQL injection vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 14577


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-21 (Cacti: SQL injection vulnerability)

Cacti is vulnerable to a SQL injection attack where an attacker may inject SQL into the Username field.
Impact :

An attacker could compromise the Cacti service and potentially execute programs with the permissions of the user running Cacti. Only systems with php_flag magic_quotes_gpc set to Off are vulnerable. By default, Gentoo Linux installs PHP with this option set to On.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version of Cacti.


All users should upgrade to the latest available version of Cacti, as follows:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=net-analyzer/cacti-0.8.5a-r1' # emerge '>=net-analyzer/cacti-0.8.5a-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14577

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200408-21.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/30

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:cacti, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/08/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1737

OSVDB: 8989, 8990, 8991, 8992

GLSA: 200408-21