Debian DSA-892-1 : awstats - missing input sanitising

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22758


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Peter Vreugdenhil discovered that awstats, a featureful web server log analyser, passes user-supplied data to an eval() function, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary Perl commands.


Upgrade the awstats package.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 6.4-1sarge1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22758

File Name: debian_DSA-892.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/10/14

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:awstats, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1527

DSA: 892