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RedHat: 'webalizer' cross-site scripting vulnerability Print E-mail
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RedHat Linux Updated webalizer packages are available which fix a security problem andsome minor bugs.

                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated webalizer packages available
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2001:141-05
Issue date:        2001-10-24
Updated on:        2001-10-30
Product:           Red Hat Powertools
Keywords:          webalizer cross-site scripting malicious html security update
Cross references:

1. Topic:

Updated webalizer packages are available which fix a security problem and
some minor bugs.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Powertools 7.0 - alpha, i386

Red Hat Powertools 7.1 - alpha, i386

3. Problem description:

A bug in versions of webalizer prior to 2.01_09 allowed users to embed 
malicious HTML tags in reports generated by webalizer.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains
the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed  (http://bugzilla.Red for more info):

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Powertools 7.0:




Red Hat Powertools 7.1:




7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name
cc314c77a809e812f2006ad8a80846b6 7.0/en/powertools/SRPMS/webalizer-2.01_09-0.70.src.rpm
ae4e02676eeba9f14b316fb24072d48e 7.0/en/powertools/alpha/webalizer-2.01_09-0.70.alpha.rpm
e29636af79adc391a49907a68bb45228 7.0/en/powertools/i386/webalizer-2.01_09-0.70.i386.rpm
eb327fff942041a315d5721725bc0f6a 7.1/en/powertools/SRPMS/webalizer-2.01_09-0.71.src.rpm
0721814e29303bfac6602433fae39ebb 7.1/en/powertools/alpha/webalizer-2.01_09-0.71.alpha.rpm
0d77b8f5ce3e1c04fa6c217204598232 7.1/en/powertools/i386/webalizer-2.01_09-0.71.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig  

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    rpm --checksig --nogpg 

8. References:

Copyright(c) 2000, 2001 Red Hat, Inc.

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