Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : awstats vulnerabilities (USN-360-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

awstats did not fully sanitize input, which was passed directly to the
user's browser, allowing for an XSS attack. If a user was tricked into
following a specially crafted awstats URL, the user's authentication
information could be exposed for the domain where awstats was hosted.

awstats could display its installation path under certain conditions.
However, this might only become a concern if awstats is installed into
an user's home directory. (CVE-2006-3682).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected awstats package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27940 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3681

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