Cacti data_input.php cross site scripting

cacti-datainput-xss (50575) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Cacti is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the data_input.php script. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the action parameter in a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.


Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of Cacti (0.8.7b or later), available from the Cacti Web site. See References.


  • Cacti Web site: 0001245: XSS-vulnerability - Mantis.
  • Cacti Web site: Cacti: The Complete RRDTool-based Graphing Solution.
  • BID-34991: Cacti 'data_input.php' Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Cacti Cacti 0.8
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.1
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.2
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.2a
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.3
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.3a
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.4
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.5
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.5a
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.6
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.6a
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.6b
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.6c
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.6d
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.6e
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.6f
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.6g
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.6h
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.6i
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.6j
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.6k
  • Cacti Cacti 0.8.7a


May 15, 2009

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