Upgrade Cacti Now to Patch Critical Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

CVSScvssV3_1: 7.8

Cacti is an open source network monitoring tool used by many organizations. Unfortunately, versions prior to 1.2.25 are affected by a serious privilege escalation bug.

The vulnerability resides in Cacti’s ability to process PHP files. A low privileged user can upload a malicious PHP script to the web folder. When executed, it allows the attacker to gain full administrative access to the system.

With SYSTEM level privileges, a hacker can do extensive damage. They can steal and delete sensitive data, install malware, take over the entire network, and more.

The good news is it’s an easy fix. Simply update Cacti to version 1.2.25 or above to patch the vulnerability. If you have an older version installed, upgrading should be a top priority.

Always keep your software up-to-date to stay ahead of hackers. Regular patching is one of the best defenses against exploitation. Take action now to protect your organization from this critical privilege escalation vulnerability in Cacti.