USN-3518-1: AWStats vulnerability

08 January 2018

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



  • awstats - powerful and featureful web server log analyzer


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 versions:

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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


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