CVSS 3.1 Score 6.1 of 10 (medium)


Published Sep 5, 2023
Updated: Mar 18, 2024


CVE-2023-39513 is a vulnerability affecting the Cacti open source operational monitoring and fault management framework. This vulnerability, classified as a Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability, allows an authenticated user to inject malicious code into the database, which can be viewed by administrative accounts and executed in the victim's browser. The vulnerable script is located in `host.php`, which is responsible for monitoring and managing hosts in the Cacti application. An attacker with General Administration>Sites/Devices/Data privileges can exploit this vulnerability by appending malicious code to a data-query template path. The affected products include various versions of Cacti, with a potential risk score of 25 out of 100. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update to the latest version of Cacti or apply any available patches provided by the vendor. The danger posed by this vulnerability lies in the potential for an attacker to compromise sensitive data and gain unauthorized access within an organization's network.


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