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                     USN-5899-1: AWStats vulnerability
                               1 March 2023


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           AWStats
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2022-46391  

Original Bulletin: 

Comment: CVSS (Max):  6.1 CVE-2022-46391 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)
         CVSS Source: NVD
         Calculator:  https://www.first.org/cvss/calculator/3.1#CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

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USN-5899-1: AWStats vulnerability

28 February 2023

AWStats could allow cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

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  o Ubuntu 22.10
  o Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
  o Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  o Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  o Ubuntu 16.04 ESM


  o awstats - powerful and featureful web server log analyzer


It was discovered that AWStats did not properly sanitize the content of
whois responses in the hostinfo plugin. An attacker could possibly use
this issue to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.10

  o awstats - 7.8-2ubuntu0.22.10.1

Ubuntu 22.04

  o awstats - 7.8-2ubuntu0.22.04.1

Ubuntu 20.04

  o awstats - 7.6+dfsg-2ubuntu0.20.04.2

Ubuntu 18.04

  o awstats - 7.6+dfsg-2ubuntu0.18.04.2

Ubuntu 16.04

  o awstats - 7.4+dfsg-1ubuntu0.4+esm2
    Available with Ubuntu Pro

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


  o CVE-2022-46391

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