AWStats configdir exec

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Jul 28th, 2008
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In the past week, I have received a plethera of alerts with this High Level title. After blacklisting the host IP it is back with a different one. I am starting to get concerned because the first IP address that was blacklisted was a hacker.

Can someone tell me if this is a false positive or not?

Or, what is actually setting this sensor off?

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mhellman Mon, 07/28/2008 - 09:46
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That signatures fires on a match of an attempt to call the cgi script with a parameter of configdir and a parameter value containing a ";" or "|". It seems pretty unlikely to be a false positive in the sense that it is probably not legitimate traffic. It isn't necessarily a hacker targeting your may just be a worm or script that scans the Internets looking for vulnerable systems.

Do you use awstats?

shiznitide Tue, 07/29/2008 - 04:04
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Not really sure. I don't use it myself but honestly someone inside the network could be. I just get the alerts, do the research, pass-on advice, etc...Thanks for the help.


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