Several vulnerabilities in extension AWStats (cc_awstats)

It has been discovered that the extension "AWStats" (cc_awstats) contains an unspecific vulnerability in the bundled AWStats version.

Release Date: September 25, 2013

Component Type: Third party extension. This extension is not a part of the TYPO3 default installation.

Affected Versions: Version 0.10.0 and below

Vulnerability Type: Unspecific

Severity: High

Suggested CVSS v2.0: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C/E:U/RL:U/RC:C (What's that?)

Related CVE: CVE-2012-4547

Problem Description: The extension contains an old version of awstats which is vulnerable an unspecific type of attack.

Solution: Versions of this extension that are known to be vulnerable will no longer be available for download from the TYPO3 Extension Repository. The extension author failed in providing a security fix for the reported vulnerability in a decent amount of time. Please uninstall and delete the extension folder from your installation.

Credits: Credits go to Bjoern Pedersen,  Xaver Maierhofer and Andrea Herzog who informed us about the isse.

General advice: Follow the recommendations that are given in the TYPO3 Security Guide. Please subscribe to the typo3-announce mailing list to receive future Security Bulletins via E-mail.