Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Hendrik Weimer discovered a privilege escalation vulnerability in
awstats. By supplying the 'configdir' CGI parameter and setting it to
an attacker-controlled directory (such as an FTP account, /tmp, or
similar), an attacker could execute arbitrary shell commands with the
privileges of the web server (user 'www-data').
This update disables the 'configdir' parameter by default. If all
local user accounts can be trusted, it can be reenabled by running
awstats with the AWSTATS_ENABLE_CONFIG_DIR environment variable set to
a nonempty value.
Update the affected awstats package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 27862 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2006-2644
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