Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : awstats vulnerability (USN-686-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Morgan Todd discovered that AWStats did not correctly strip quotes
from certain parameters, allowing for an XSS attack when running as a
CGI. If a user was tricked by a remote attacker into following a
specially crafted URL, the user's authentication information could be
exposed for the domain where AWStats was hosted.

Solution :

Update the affected awstats package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36652 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3714
CVE-2008-5080