FreeBSD : awstats -- multiple XSS vulnerabilities (27d78386-d35f-11dd-b800-001b77d09812)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35290


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Secunia reports :

Morgan Todd has discovered a vulnerability in AWStats, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

Input passed in the URL to is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in context of an affected site.

Successful exploitation requires that the application is running as a CGI script.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35290

File Name: freebsd_pkg_27d78386d35f11ddb800001b77d09812.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/01/05

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:awstats, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:awstats-devel, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3714, CVE-2008-5080

Secunia: 31519

CWE: 79