Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : awstats vulnerability (USN-290-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected awstats package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27862 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2644