Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : awstats vulnerability (USN-686-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36652
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionMorgan Todd discovered that AWStats did not correctly strip quotes from certain parameters, allowing for an XSS attack when running as a CGI. If a user was tricked by a remote attacker into following a specially crafted URL, the user's authentication information could be exposed for the domain where AWStats was hosted.
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SolutionUpdate the affected awstats package.