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Vulnerability Assessment Details
AWStats: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-06
(AWStats: Remote execution of arbitrary code)
Hendrik Weimer has found that if updating the statistics via the
web frontend is enabled, it is possible to inject arbitrary code via a
pipe character in the "migrate" parameter. Additionally, r0t has
discovered that AWStats fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input
A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the server in the
context of the application running the AWStats CGI script if updating
of the statistics via web frontend is permited. Nonetheless, all
configurations are affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability in
awstats.pl, permiting a remote attacker to execute arbitrary scripts
running in the context of the victim's browser.
Disable statistics updates using the web frontend to avoid code
injection. However, there is no known workaround at this time
concerning the cross-site scripting vulnerability.
All AWStats users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-www/awstats-6.5-r1"
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi
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