View Full Version : USN-686-1: AWStats vulnerability

December 4th, 2008, 06:00 AM
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================================================== ========= Ubuntu Security Notice USN-686-1 December 04, 2008 awstats vulnerability CVE-2008-3714 ================================================== ========= A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Ubuntu 7.10 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Ubuntu 8.10 This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu. The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS: awstats 6.5-1ubuntu1.3 Ubuntu 7.10: awstats 6.6+dfsg-1ubuntu0.1 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: awstats 6.7.dfsg-1ubuntu0.1 Ubuntu 8.10: awstats 6.7.dfsg-5ubuntu0.1 In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes. Details follow: Morgan 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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