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DSA 164-1-cacti

by Nikola Strahija on September 10th, 2002 A problem in cacti, a PHP based frontend to rrdtool for monitoring systems and services, has been discovered. This could lead into cacti executing arbitrary program code under the user id of the web server. This problem, however, is only persistant to users who already have administrator privileges in the cacti system.

This problem has been fixed by removing any dollar signs and backticks
from the title string in version 0.6.7-2.1 for the current stable
distribution (woody) and in version 0.6.8a-2 for the unstable
distribution (sid). The old stable distribution (potato) is not
affected since it doesn't contain the cacti package.

We recommend that you upgrade your cacti package immediately.

wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum: 565 aba046da4e3b9f6917dee87391fbaa4f
Size/MD5 checksum: 22852 c64a46a82dfd21ff0fd87f4effcae23c
Size/MD5 checksum: 206608 b004ac1ca1dd18737f0fa685fe18737c

Architecture independent components:
Size/MD5 checksum: 209658 d63265f2a6606893ac9d1e3a6539c20d

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next revision.

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