VDB-109225 · CVE-2017-16660 · Qualys 170566

Cacti 1.1.27 Client-IP Header remote_agent.php Request access control

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Cacti 1.1.27 (Log Management Software). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code of the file remote_agent.php of the component Client-IP Header Handler. The manipulation as part of a Request leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 11/07/2017. The weakness was published 11/08/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared at github.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-16660 since 11/07/2017. The attack can be launched remotely. A single authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. By approaching the search of inurl:remote_agent.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 104796 (Fedora 26 : cacti (2017-9762a831b2)), 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 170566 (OpenSUSE Security Update for cacti, cacti-spine (openSUSE-SU-2017:3051-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 3 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (104796). Similar entries are available at 109186, 109226 and 109287.





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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined
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Nessus ID: 104796
Nessus Name: Fedora 26 : cacti (2017-9762a831b2)
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OpenVAS ID: 866042
OpenVAS Name: Cacti 1.1.27 multiple vulnerabilities (Linux)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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11/07/2017 🔍
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11/08/2017 +1 days 🔍
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11/28/2017 +20 days 🔍
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01/06/2023 +1865 days 🔍


Advisory: FEDORA-2017-9762a831b2
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-16660 (🔍)
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Created: 11/08/2017 01:15 PM
Updated: 01/06/2023 07:27 PM
Changes: 11/08/2017 01:15 PM (74), 12/05/2019 09:46 AM (3), 01/06/2023 07:20 PM (4), 01/06/2023 07:27 PM (1)
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