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CentOS Update for wget CESA-2014:1764 centos6

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

9.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Check the version of wget

Insight

Insight

The wget package provides the GNU Wget file retrieval utility for HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols. A flaw was found in the way Wget handled symbolic links. A malicious FTP server could allow Wget running in the mirror mode (using the '-m' command line option) to write an arbitrary file to a location writable to by the user running Wget, possibly leading to code execution. (CVE-2014-4877) Note: This update changes the default value of the --retr-symlinks option. The file symbolic links are now traversed by default and pointed-to files are retrieved rather than creating a symbolic link locally. Red Hat would like to thank the GNU Wget project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges HD Moore of Rapid7, Inc as the original reporter. All users of wget are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

Affected Software

Affected Software

wget on CentOS 6

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)