RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : wget (RHSA-2005:771)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated wget package that fixes several security issues is now

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

GNU Wget is a file retrieval utility that can use either the HTTP or
FTP protocols.

A bug was found in the way wget writes files to the local disk. If a
malicious local user has write access to the directory wget is saving
a file into, it is possible to overwrite files that the user running
wget has write access to. (CVE-2004-2014)

A bug was found in the way wget filters redirection URLs. It is
possible for a malicious Web server to overwrite files the user
running wget has write access to. Note: in order for this attack to
succeed the local DNS would need to resolve '..' to an IP address,
which is an unlikely situation. (CVE-2004-1487)

A bug was found in the way wget displays HTTP response codes. It is
possible that a malicious web server could inject a specially crafted
terminal escape sequence capable of misleading the user running wget.

Users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a version
of wget that is not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected wget package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19833 ()

Bugtraq ID: 11871

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1487