Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : wget (MDKSA-2002:086)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability in all versions of wget prior to and including 1.8.2
was discovered by Steven M. Christey. The bug permits a malicious FTP
server to create or overwriet files anywhere on the local file system
by sending filenames beginning with '/' or containing '/../'. This can
be used to make vulnerable FTP clients write files that can later be
used for attack against the client machine.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected wget package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13984 (mandrake_MDKSA-2002-086.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1344

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