The Vigil@nce team watches public vulnerabilities impacting your computers, and then offers security solutions, a vigilance database and tools to fix them.

Vulnerability of Cacti: shell injection via lib/rrd.php

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can inject shell commands via lib/rrd.php, in order to escalate his privileges.
Impacted products: Cacti, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE.
Severity of this bulletin: 2/4.
Creation date: 03/04/2014.
Références of this threat: CVE-2014-2709, DSA-2970-1, FEDORA-2014-4892, FEDORA-2014-4928, openSUSE-SU-2014:0600-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-14517.

Description of the vulnerability 

The Cacti product uses rrd to manage data.

However, the lib/rrd.php script does not filter shell characters.

An attacker can therefore inject shell commands via lib/rrd.php, in order to escalate his privileges.
Full bulletin, software filtering, emails, fixes, ... (Request your free trial)

This weakness announce impacts software or systems such as Cacti, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this vulnerability alert is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of internet client.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer threat announce.

Solutions for this threat 

Cacti: patch for lib/rrd.php.
A patch is available in information sources.

Debian: new cacti packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 7: cacti 0.8.8a+dfsg-5+deb7u3

Fedora: new cacti packages.
New packages are available:
  Fedora 19: cacti 0.8.8b-5.fc19
  Fedora 20: cacti 0.8.8b-5.fc20

openSUSE: new cacti packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE 12.3: cacti 0.8.8b-5.8.1
  openSUSE 13.1: cacti 0.8.8b-4.1
Full bulletin, software filtering, emails, fixes, ... (Request your free trial)

Computer vulnerabilities tracking service 

Vigil@nce provides a computers vulnerabilities database. The technology watch team tracks security threats targeting the computer system.