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

High Nessus Plugin ID 24308


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24308

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200701-23.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/09

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: 2007/01/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/12/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6799

OSVDB: 31468

GLSA: 200701-23