CentOS Update for wget CESA-2014:1764 centos7

Published: 2014-10-31 04:45:21
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Summary:
Check the version of wget

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

Technical Details:
The wget Linux Distribution 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 Linux Distribution Package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

Affected Versions:
wget on CentOS 7

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-4877

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2014-October/020720.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3
Published
2014-10-31
Modified
2019-03-08
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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