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Debian: New awstats packages fix arbitrary command execution

Hendrik Weimer discovered that specially crafted web requests can cause awstats, a powerful and featureful web server log analyzer, to execute arbitrary commands. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1058-1                    security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
May 18th, 2006                          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-2006-2237
BugTraq ID     : 17844
Debian Bugs    : 364443 365909 365910

Hendrik Weimer discovered that specially crafted web requests can
cause awstats, a powerful and featureful web server log analyzer, to
execute arbitrary commands.

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

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 6.4-1sarge2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 6.5-2.

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 at the end of this advisory:

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_6.4-1sarge2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      591 bc33a94cbf5cb3fe89922f312434d0d6
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_6.4-1sarge2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    18702 88fa1b4b53640c4b5b05deaca9a3c156
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_6.4.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   918435 056e6fb0c7351b17fe5bbbe0aa1297b1

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_6.4-1sarge2_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   728566 d3241a30634640b4f363097f751e7282


  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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