Debian: New awstats packages fix arbitrary command execution
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 682-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
February 15th, 2005                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : awstats
Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0363
Debian Bug     : 294488

In addition to CAN-2005-0116 more vulnerabilities have been found in
awstats, a powerful and featureful web server log analyzer with a CGI
frontend.  Missing input sanitising can cause arbitrary commands to be
executed.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.0-0.woody.2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 6.2-1.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your awstats package.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_4.0-0.woody.2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      574 16e16b5bee949c6d82b8d9f7a3357d64
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_4.0-0.woody.2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:     8779 8ff8db0ad2c91038043a045c0f1f2924
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_4.0.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   472738 58b68e7d5f3be4437e64c5425eb6513e

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_4.0-0.woody.2_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   356838 309cd1baaf3f0ffb5126bb7850d061f1


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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