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Vulnerability Assessment Details

AWStats configdir parameter arbitrary cmd exec

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the presence of AWStats awstats.pl flaws

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running AWStats, a free real-time logfile analyzer.

The remote version of this software is prone to an input validation
vulnerability.

The issue is reported to exist because user supplied 'configdir' URI data passed
to the 'awstats.pl' script is not sanitized.

A possible hacker may exploit this condition to execute commands remotely or disclose
contents of web server readable files.

Solution : Upgrade at least to version 6.3 of this software
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 12270, 12298

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 David Maciejak

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