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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201110-10
(Wget: User-assisted file creation or overwrite)
It was discovered that Wget was unsafely trusting server-provided
filenames. This allowed attackers to overwrite or create files on the
user's system by sending a redirect from the expected URL to another URL
specifying the targeted file.
An unauthenticated remote attacker may be able to create or overwrite
local files by enticing the user to open an attacker controlled URL,
possibly leading to execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Wget users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/wget-1.12-r2'
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since September 19, 2010. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 56503 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2010-2252
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