Debian DSA-892-1 : awstats - missing input sanitising

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Synopsis :

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Peter Vreugdenhil discovered that awstats, a featureful web server log
analyser, passes user-supplied data to an eval() function, allowing
remote attackers to execute arbitrary Perl commands.

See also :

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=322591
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=334833
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=336137
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-892

Solution :

Upgrade the awstats package.

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

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 6.4-1sarge1.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Debian Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22758 (debian_DSA-892.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1527