September 29, 2016

Awstats Apache Tomcat Configuration File Remote Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability

AWStats 6.95 and its prior versions are prone to an arbitrary command-execution vulnerability. This issue occurs when Awstats is used along with Apache Tomcat in Microsoft Windows.

According to securityfocus.com, an attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary shell commands in the context of the webserver process. This may help attackers compromise the underlying system; other attacks are also possible. [Read more…]