Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
It was discovered that Wget would use filenames provided by the server
when following 3xx redirects. If a user or automated system were
tricked into downloading a file from a malicious site, a remote
attacker could create the file with an arbitrary name (e.g. .wgetrc),
and possibly run arbitrary code.
Update the affected wget package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 49102 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2010-2252