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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27940


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


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.


Update the affected awstats package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27940

File Name: ubuntu_USN-360-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:awstats, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/10/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/04/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3681, CVE-2006-3682

OSVDB: 24745, 25205

USN: 360-1