DSA 1679-1: New awstats packages fix cross-site scripting
Posted on: 12/03/2008 01:10 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1679-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Florian Weimer
December 03, 2008 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : awstats
Vulnerability : cross-site scripting
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-3714
Debian Bug : 495432

Morgan Todd discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability in awstats,
a log file analyzer, involving the "config" request parameter (and
possibly others; CVE-2008-3714).

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
6.5+dfsg-1+etch1.

The unstable (sid) and testing (lenny) distribution will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your awstats package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_6.5+dfsg-1+etch1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 20369 bbe38406f0402fd5b7be2d0a427223c8
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_6.5+dfsg-1+etch1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1079 2fd97dfcfcbf48cbe0e4a1a431cb43bd
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_6.5+dfsg.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1041837 af6cbfbf470eb45f5238501813d6d1c6

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_6.5+dfsg-1+etch1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 837326 878a4f0ab2ccb36c324c0c171a6a39b5


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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