VDB-103272 · CVE-2017-10970 · Qualys 276791

Cacti 1.1.12 link.php die_html_input_error id cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in Cacti 1.1.12 (Log Management Software). It has been classified as problematic. Affected is the function die_html_input_error in the library lib/html_validate.php of the file link.php. The manipulation of the argument id as part of a Parameter leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-79. The software does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. This is going to have an impact on integrity.

The bug was discovered 07/07/2017. The weakness was disclosed 07/06/2017 (GitHub Repository). The advisory is shared for download at github.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2017-10970 since 07/06/2017. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1059.007.

By approaching the search of inurl:link.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 101862 (Fedora 24 : cacti (2017-3db2a34403)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 276791 (Fedora Security Update for cacti (FEDORA-2017-3db2a34403)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityTracker (ID 1038908) and Tenable (101862). The entry 103380 is pretty similar.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.6

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 3.8
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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined
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Nessus ID: 101862
Nessus Name: Fedora 24 : cacti (2017-3db2a34403)
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OpenVAS ID: 103365
OpenVAS Name: Cacti XSS Vulnerability (Windows)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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07/06/2017 🔍
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Advisory: FEDORA-2017-3db2a34403
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-10970 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1038908

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Created: 07/07/2017 09:22 AM
Updated: 12/12/2022 07:11 AM
Changes: 07/07/2017 09:22 AM (79), 10/25/2019 08:32 PM (4), 12/12/2022 07:05 AM (4), 12/12/2022 07:11 AM (1)
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