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The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
OS Reviews reports :
If the update of the stats via web front-end is allowed, a remote
attacker can execute arbitrary code on the server using a specially
crafted request involving the migrate parameter. Input starting with a
pipe character ('|') leads to an insecure call to Perl's open function
and the rest of the input being executed in a shell. The code is run
in the context of the process running the AWStats CGI.
Arbitrary code can be executed by uploading a specially crafted
configuration file if an attacker can put a file on the server with
chosen file name and content (e.g. by using an FTP account on a shared
hosting server). In this configuration file, the LogFile directive can
be used to execute shell code following a pipe character. As above, an
open call on unsanitized input is the source of this vulnerability.
See also :
Update the affected package.
Risk factor :
Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 21407 (freebsd_pkg_2df297a2dc7411daa22b000c6ec775d9.nasl)
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