Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1058-1 awstats -- missing input sanitising

Date Reported:
18 May 2006
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 364443, Bug 365909.
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 17844.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2006-2237.
More information:

Hendrik Weimer discovered that specially crafted web requests can cause awstats, a powerful and featureful web server log analyzer, to execute arbitrary commands.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 6.4-1sarge2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 6.5-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your awstats package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge)

Architecture-independent component:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.