ESB-2018.0104 - [Win][UNIX/Linux][Ubuntu] awstats: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote/unauthenticated - 2018-01-09


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                               ESB-2018.0104
                           AWStats vulnerability
                              9 January 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           awstats
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-1000501  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3518-1

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators 
         running awstats check for an updated version of the software for 
         their operating system.

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USN-3518-1: AWStats vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3518-1

8th January, 2018
awstats vulnerability

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

    Ubuntu 17.10
    Ubuntu 17.04
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

AWStats could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted network 
traffic.

Software description

    awstats - powerful and featureful web server log analyzer

Details

It was discovered that AWStats incorrectly filtered certain parameters. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10:
    awstats 7.6+dfsg-1ubuntu0.17.10.1 
Ubuntu 17.04:
    awstats 7.6+dfsg-1ubuntu0.17.04.1 
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
    awstats 7.4+dfsg-1ubuntu0.2 
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
    awstats 7.2+dfsg-1ubuntu0.1 

To update your system, please follow these instructions: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
References

CVE-2017-1000501

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