Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2506-1 awstats -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
23 Dec 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 891469, Bug 977190.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-29600, CVE-2020-35176.
More information:

It was discovered that Awstats, a web server log analyzer, was vulnerable to path traversal attacks. A remote unauthenticated attacker could leverage that to perform arbitrary code execution. The previous fix did not fully address the issue when the default /etc/awstats/awstats.conf is not present.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 7.6+dfsg-1+deb9u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your awstats packages.

For the detailed security status of awstats please refer to its security tracker page at:

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