Description** DISPUTED ** data_input.php in Cacti 1.2.8 allows remote code execution via a crafted Input String to Data Collection -> Data Input Methods -> Unix -> Ping Host. NOTE: the vendor has stated "This is a false alarm."
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
cacti (PTS)buster1.2.2+ds1-2+deb10u4vulnerable
buster (security)1.2.2+ds1-2+deb10u5vulnerable
bullseye (security), bullseye1.2.16+ds1-2+deb11u1vulnerable
sid, trixie1.2.25+ds1-2vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs

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