USN-360-1: awstats vulnerabilities

10 October 2006

awstats vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10
  • Ubuntu 5.04

Software Description


awstats did not fully sanitize input, which was passed directly to the user’s browser, allowing for an XSS attack. If a user was tricked into following a specially crafted awstats URL, the user’s authentication information could be exposed for the domain where awstats was hosted. (CVE-2006-3681)

awstats could display its installation path under certain conditions. However, this might only become a concern if awstats is installed into an user’s home directory. (CVE-2006-3682)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
awstats - 6.5-1ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 5.10
awstats - 6.4-1ubuntu1.3
Ubuntu 5.04
awstats - 6.3-1ubuntu0.4

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.