Debian: New awstats packages fix cross-site scripting
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Morgan Todd discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability in awstats, a log file analyzer, involving the "config" request parameter (and possibly others; CVE-2008-3714).
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1679-1                  security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                           Florian Weimer
December 03, 2008                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : awstats
Vulnerability  : cross-site scripting
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-3714
Debian Bug     : 495432

Morgan Todd discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability in awstats,
a log file analyzer, involving the "config" request parameter (and
possibly others; CVE-2008-3714).

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
6.5+dfsg-1+etch1.

The unstable (sid) and testing (lenny) distribution will be fixed soon.

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 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_6.5+dfsg-1+etch1.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:    20369 bbe38406f0402fd5b7be2d0a427223c8
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_6.5+dfsg-1+etch1.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:     1079 2fd97dfcfcbf48cbe0e4a1a431cb43bd
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_6.5+dfsg.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1041837 af6cbfbf470eb45f5238501813d6d1c6

Architecture independent packages:

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_6.5+dfsg-1+etch1_all.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   837326 878a4f0ab2ccb36c324c0c171a6a39b5


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

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