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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN285-1 : awstats vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
awstats vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote package "awstats" is missing a security patch.

Description :

AWStats did not properly sanitize the 'migrate' CGI parameter. If the
update of the stats via web front-end is permited, a remote attacker
could execute arbitrary commands on the server with the rights of
the AWStats server.

This does not affect AWStats installations which only build static
pages.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- awstats-6.4-1ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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