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Debian: New awstats packages fix arbitrary command execution

Peter Vreugdenhil discovered that awstats, a featureful web server log analyser, passes user-supplied data to an eval() function, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary Perl commands. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 892-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
November 10th, 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         : CVE-2005-1527
Debian Bugs    : 322591 334833 336137

Peter Vreugdenhil discovered that awstats, a featureful web server log
analyser, passes user-supplied data to an eval() function, allowing
remote attackers to execute arbitrary Perl commands.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 6.4-1sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 6.4-1.1.

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 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_6.4.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   918435 056e6fb0c7351b17fe5bbbe0aa1297b1
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_6.4-1sarge1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    18257 c4efeefcab00fdda3c53e74e32cc0aab
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_6.4-1sarge1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      589 82449cbf170952a0e5d31648c7943656

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_6.4-1sarge1_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   728430 ed12fcb3a2a00b4f440dc9091a2ca78d


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

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/

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