Remote command execution in Cacti

Published: 2022-12-19 | Updated: 2023-01-23
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-46169
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Vulnerability #1 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Web applications / Other software

Vendor The Cacti Group, Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Authorization

EUVDB-ID: #VU70426

Risk: Critical


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-46169

CWE-ID: CWE-285 - Improper Authorization

Exploit availability: Yes


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the affected system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient authorization within the Remote Agent when handling HTTP requests with a custom Forwarded-For HTTP header. A remote non-authenticated attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP request  to the affected instance and execute arbitrary OS commands on the server.


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Vulnerable software versions

Cacti: 1.2.0 - 1.2.22

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?