Cacti up to 0.8.7e access control

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A vulnerability was found in Cacti (Log Management Software). It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Cacti 0.8.7e and earlier allows remote authenticated administrators to gain privileges by modifying the "Data Input Method" for the "Linux - Get Memory Usage" setting to contain arbitrary commands.

The weakness was shared 11/30/2009 by Moritz Naumann (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2009-4112 since 11/30/2009. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. A authentication is needed for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 43025 (openSUSE Security Update : cacti (cacti-1627)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (54473) and Tenable (43025).






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

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 43025
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : cacti (cacti-1627)
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OpenVAS ID: 66592
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 1954-1 (cacti)
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08/28/2021 +2355 days 🔍


Researcher: Moritz Naumann
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2009-4112 (🔍)

X-Force: 54473
Vulnerability Center: 24371 - Cacti 0.8.7e and Prior \x27Linux - Get Memory Usage\x27 Remote Arbitrary Commands Execution Vulnerability, High
SecurityFocus: 37137 - Cacti 'Linux - Get Memory Usage' Remote Command Execution Vulnerability


Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 08/28/2021 09:41 AM
Changes: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM (54), 02/18/2017 09:31 AM (12), 08/28/2021 09:41 AM (3)
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