USN-360-1: awstats vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-360-1

10th 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


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 version:

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.


CVE-2006-3681, CVE-2006-3682