Debian: New awstats packages fix arbitrary command execution

    Date26 May 2006
    CategoryDebian
    3896
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 1075-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    May 26th, 2006                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : awstats
    Vulnerability  : programming error
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    Debian Bug     : 365910
    
    Hendrik Weimer discovered that awstats can execute arbitrary commands
    under the user id the web-server runs when users are allowed to supply
    arbitrary configuration files.  Even though, this bug was referenced
    in DSA 1058 accidently, it was not fixed yet.
    
    The new default behaviour is not ao accept arbitrary configuration
    directories from the user.  This can be overwritten by the
    AWSTATS_ENABLE_CONFIG_DIR environment variable when users are to be
    trusted.
    
    The old stable distribution (woody) does not seem to be affected by
    this problem.
    
    For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
    version 6.4-1sarge3.
    
    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_6.4-1sarge3.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      589 c89ec8be4c06c290950e1da615b4e215
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/awstats/awstats_6.4-1sarge3.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    19145 fb59598c0a1ddd970c48bed857c0b364
        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_6.4-1sarge3_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   728706 395a9e5acb69dcc50da9cf88ed9a89da
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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