DSA 682-1: New awstats packages fix arbitrary command execution
Posted on: 02/15/2005 06:14 AM

New awstats packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Security Advisory DSA 682-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
February 15th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : awstats
Vulnerability : missing input sanitising
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2005-0363
Debian Bug : 294488

In addition to CAN-2005-0116 more vulnerabilities have been found in awstats, a powerful and featureful web server log analyzer with a CGI frontend. Missing input sanitising can cause arbitrary commands to be executed.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 4.0-0.woody.2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 6.2-1.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your awstats package.

Upgrade Instructions

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 3.0 alias woody

Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 574 16e16b5bee949c6d82b8d9f7a3357d64
Size/MD5 checksum: 8779 8ff8db0ad2c91038043a045c0f1f2924
Size/MD5 checksum: 472738 58b68e7d5f3be4437e64c5425eb6513e

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 356838 309cd1baaf3f0ffb5126bb7850d061f1

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

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