GLSA-200606-06 : AWStats: Remote execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21667


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-06 (AWStats: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

Hendrik Weimer has found that if updating the statistics via the web frontend is enabled, it is possible to inject arbitrary code via a pipe character in the 'migrate' parameter. Additionally, r0t has discovered that AWStats fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input in
Impact :

A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the server in the context of the application running the AWStats CGI script if updating of the statistics via web frontend is allowed. Nonetheless, all configurations are affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability in, allowing a remote attacker to execute arbitrary scripts running in the context of the victim's browser.
Workaround :

Disable statistics updates using the web frontend to avoid code injection. However, there is no known workaround at this time concerning the cross-site scripting vulnerability.


All AWStats users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-misc/awstats-6.5-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21667

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200606-06.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/06/08

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:awstats, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/04/18

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (AWStats migrate Remote Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1945, CVE-2006-2237

OSVDB: 24745, 25284

GLSA: 200606-06