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The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
An iDEFENSE Security Advisory reports :
Remote exploitation of an input validation vulnerability in AWStats
allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands under the privileges of
the web server.
The problem specifically exists when the application is running as a
CGI script on a web server. The 'configdir' parameter contains
unfiltered user-supplied data that is utilized in a call to the Perl
Successful exploitation allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary
commands under the privileges of the web server. This can lead to
further compromise as it provides remote attackers with local access.
See also :
Update the affected package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true