Gentoo Logo

Cacti: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200803-18 / cacti
Release Date March 10, 2008
Latest Revision May 28, 2009: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-analyzer/cacti < 0.8.7b >= 0.8.7b, revision >= 0.8.6j-r8 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #209918


Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Cacti.

2.  Impact Information


Cacti is a web-based network graphing and reporting tool.


The following inputs are not properly sanitized before being processed:

  • "view_type" parameter in the file graph.php, "filter" parameter in the file graph_view.php, "action" and "login_username" parameters in the file index.php (CVE-2008-0783).
  • "local_graph_id" parameter in the file graph.php (CVE-2008-0784).
  • "graph_list" parameter in the file graph_view.php, "leaf_id" and "id" parameters in the file tree.php, "local_graph_id" in the file graph_xport.php (CVE-2008-0785).

Furthermore, CRLF injection attack are possible via unspecified vectors (CVE-2008-0786).


A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities, leading to path disclosure, Cross-Site Scripting attacks, SQL injection, and HTTP response splitting.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Cacti users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/cacti-0.8.7b"

4.  References


Page updated March 10, 2008

Summary: This is a Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Security Team
Contact Address

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2015 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.