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iDEFENSE Security Advisory 06.22.05: Multiple Vendor Cacti Multiple SQL Injection Vulnerabilities
Jun 22 2005 01:54PM
iDEFENSE Labs (labs-no-reply idefense com)
Multiple Vendor Cacti Multiple SQL Injection Vulnerabilities
iDEFENSE Security Advisory 06.22.05
June 22, 2005
Cacti is a round-robin database (RRD) tool that helps create graphs from
database information and is available on multiple Linux distributions.
Remote exploitation of an input validation vulnerability in various
vendors implementations of Cacti graph creation tool allows an attacker
to make arbitrary SQL queries.
Cacti contains an input validation error in the config_settings.php
script which allows an attacker to execute arbitrary SQL queries. This
in effect allows an attacker to recover the administrative password for
the Cacti installation. Various scripts are vulnerable to SQL injection
using the 'id' variable.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows a remote attacker
to gain access to the encrypted administrative password for Cacti. An
attacker can then attempt to crack the password and gain administrative
iDEFENSE has confirmed the existence of this vulnerability on Cacti
0.8.6c. Earlier versions are suspected vulnerable. The following vendors
distribute susceptible Cacti packages within their respective operating
The FreeBSD Project
Novell, Inc. (SuSE)
The Debian Project (SuSE)
Require authentication to access the Cacti installation. Restrict access
to web servers using Cacti to only trusted hosts.
VI. VENDOR RESPONSE
Cacti 0.8.6e has been released to address this vulnerability and is
available for download at:
Release notes for Cacti 0.8.6e can be found at:
VII. CVE INFORMATION
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the
name CAN-2005-1525 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in
the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org), which standardizes names for
VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
05/12/2005 Initial vendor notification
05/15/2005 Initial vendor response
06/22/2005 Coordinated public disclosure
The discoverer of this vulnerability wishes to remain anonymous.
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X. LEGAL NOTICES
Copyright (c) 2005 iDEFENSE, Inc.
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