Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : wget (MDKSA-2005:098)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Two vulnerabilities were found in wget. The first is that an HTTP
redirect statement could be used to do a directory traversal and write
to files outside of the current directory. The second is that HTTP
redirect statements could be used to overwrite dot ('.') files,
potentially overwriting the user's configuration files (such as
.bashrc, etc.).

The updated packages have been patched to help address these problems
by replacing dangerous directories and filenames containing the dot
('.') character with an underscore ('_') character.

Solution :

Update the affected wget package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18440 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-098.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1487

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