Most Cacti Installations Lack Patches for Exploitable Vulnerability


A critical-severity command injection vulnerability that is being used in attacks has not been patched against the majority of Cacti installations that are exposed to the internet.

Cacti is a front-end application for the data logging tool RRDtool. It is an open-source web-based network monitoring and graphing tool that provides an operational monitoring and fault management framework. An authentication bypass that allows an unauthenticated attacker to access a particular file and improper argument sanitization during the processing of a specific HTTP query for a polling “action” defined in the database make up the security flaw.

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Patches for this vulnerability are included in the December 5th-released Cacti versions 1.2.23 and 1.3.0.

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