DescriptionCacti is an open source operational monitoring and fault management framework. In Cacti 1.2.24, users with console access can be redirected to an arbitrary website after a change password performed via a specifically crafted URL. The `auth_changepassword.php` file accepts `ref` as a URL parameter and reflects it in the form used to perform the change password. It's value is used to perform a redirect via `header` PHP function. A user can be tricked in performing the change password operation, e.g., via a phishing message, and then interacting with the malicious website where the redirection has been performed, e.g., downloading malwares, providing credentials, etc. This issue has been addressed in version 1.2.25. Users are advised to upgrade. There are no known workarounds for this vulnerability.
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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)1.2.16+ds1-2+deb11u2fixed
bookworm (security)1.2.24+ds1-1+deb12u1fixed
sid, trixie1.2.25+ds1-2fixed

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

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