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Deutsche Telekom CERT Advisory [DTC-A-20140324-001] vulnerabilities in cacti
From: <CERT () telekom de>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:41:27 +0100

Deutsche Telekom CERT Advisory [DTC-A-20140324-001] 
 
Summary:
Three vulnerabilities were found in cacti version 0.8.7g. 
 
The vulnerabilities are:
1) Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (via URL)
2) Missing CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery) token allows execution of arbitrary commands
3) The use of exec-like function calls without safety checks allow arbitrary commands
 
At the moment we have no feedback regarding a patch from the developers.
 
Homepage: http://www.cacti.net/
 
Recommendations:
The developer has not fixed all vulnerabilities. Therefore the client systems used to login to Cacti should be isolated 
from each external network including internet connection over proxy server, to prevent any threats concerning the open 
vulnerabilities.
 
Details:
a) application
b) problem
c) CVSS
d) detailed description
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a1) Cacti 0.8.7g [CVE-2014-2326]
b1) Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (via URL)
c1) CVSS 8.5 AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
d1) The Cacti application is susceptible to stored XSS attacks. This is mainly the result of improper output encoding. 
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a2) Cacti 0.8.7g [CVE-2014-2327]
b2) Missing CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery) token allows execution of arbitrary commands
c2) CVSS 8.5 AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
d2) The Cacti application does not implement any CSRF tokens. More about CSRF attacks, risks and mitigations see 
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Cross-Site_Request_Forgery_(CSRF). This attack has a vast impact on the security of the 
Cacti application, as multiple configuration parameters can be changed using a CSRF attack. One very critical attack 
vector is the modification of several binary files in the Cacti configuration, which may then be executed on the 
server. This results in full compromise of the Cacti host by just clicking a web link. A proof of concept exploit has 
been developed, which allows this attack, resulting in full (system level) access of the Cacti system.
Further attack scenarios include the modification of the Cacti configuration and adding arbitrary (admin) users to the 
application.
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a3) Cacti 0.8.7g [CVE-2014-2328]
b3) The use of exec-like function calls without safety checks allow arbitrary commands
c3) CVSS 8.5 AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
d3) Cacti makes use of exec-like method PHP function calls, which execute command shell code without any safety checks 
in place. In combination with a CSRF weakness this can be triggered without the knowledge of the Cacti user. Also, for 
more elaborate attacks, this can be combined with a XSS attack. Such an attack will result in full system (Cacti host) 
access without any interaction or knowledge of the Cacti admin.
 
 
Deutsche Telekom CERT
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+49 800 DTAG CERT (Tel.)
E-Mail: cert () telekom de
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Board of Management: Timotheus Höttges (Chairman),
Dr. Thomas Kremer, Reinhard Clemens, Niek Jan van Damme,
Thomas Dannenfeldt, Claudia Nemat, Prof. Dr. Marion Schick
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