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Debian: New cacti packages fix missing input sanitising

It was discovered that Cacti, a frontend to rrdtool for monitoring systems and services missed input sanitising, making an SQL injection attack possible. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2039-1                  security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
April 23, 2010                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : cacti
Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
Debian Bug     : 578909

It was discovered that Cacti, a frontend to rrdtool for monitoring
systems and services missed input sanitising, making an SQL injection
attack possible.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.8.7b-2.1+lenny2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your cacti package.

Upgrade instructions
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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 5.0 alias lenny
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Source archives:

 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.8.7b-2.1+lenny2.diff.gz
   Size/MD5 checksum:    37338 16b43e80a447a185f5372372836104ed
 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.8.7b.orig.tar.gz
   Size/MD5 checksum:  1972444 aa8a740a6ab88e3634b546c3e1bc502f
 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.8.7b-2.1+lenny2.dsc
   Size/MD5 checksum:     1408 468d418ebedfd326081cbb159c159b55

Architecture independent packages:

 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cacti/cacti_0.8.7b-2.1+lenny2_all.deb
   Size/MD5 checksum:  1826020 b88356b2559091ae8444b93b5234e881


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

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>
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