LinuxSecurity.com
Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Welcome!
Sign up!
EnGarde Community
Login
Polls
What is the most important Linux security technology?
 
Advisories
Community
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
SELinux
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Securitydistro
Latest Newsletters
Linux Advisory Watch: October 24th, 2014
Linux Security Week: October 20th, 2014
Subscribe
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
E-mail:
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

  
Gentoo: AWStats Remote code execution Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Version 6.3 of AWStats only partially fixed the input validation flaws.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory [UPDATE]               GLSA 200501-36:03
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

  Severity: High
     Title: AWStats: Remote code execution
      Date: January 25, 2005
   Updated: February 14, 2005
      Bugs: #77963, #81775
        ID: 200501-36:03

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Update
======

Version 6.3 of AWStats only partially fixed the input validation flaws.
Furthermore, another flaw leading to unwanted information disclosure was
found and fixed in AWStats.

The updated sections appear below.

Synopsis
========

AWStats fails to validate certain input, which could lead to the remote
execution of arbitrary code or to the leak of information.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package          /  Vulnerable  /                      Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-www/awstats      < 6.3-r2                           >= 6.3-r2

Description
===========

When 'awstats.pl' is run as a CGI script, it fails to validate specific
inputs which are used in a Perl open() function call. Furthermore, a
user could read log file content even when plugin rawlog was not
enabled.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could supply AWStats malicious input, potentially
allowing the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the web
server. He could also access raw log contents.

Resolution
==========

All AWStats users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-www/awstats-6.3-r2"

Note: Users with the vhosts USE flag set should manually use
webapp-config to finalize the update.

References
==========

  [ 1 ] AWStats ChangeLog
        http://awstats.sourceforge.net/docs/awstats_changelog.txt
  [ 2 ] iDEFENSE Advisory
        http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=185
  [ 3 ] CAN-2005-0116
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0116
  [ 4 ] CAN-2005-0362
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0362
  [ 5 ] CAN-2005-0363
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0363

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200501-36.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0
 
< Prev   Next >
    
Partner

 

Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Yesterday's Edition
Pro-Privacy Senator Wyden on Fighting the NSA From Inside the System
NIST to hypervisor admins: secure your systems
Quick PHP patch beats slow research reveal
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2014 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.