Cacti fails to properly sanitize input which can lead to SQL injection as well as PHP file inclusion.
An attacker could potentially exploit the file inclusion to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the web server. An attacker could exploit the SQL injection to gain information from the database. Only systems with register_globals set to "On" are vulnerable to the file inclusion bugs. Gentoo Linux ships with register_globals set to "Off" by default.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Cacti users should upgrade to the latest version:
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