Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wget (MDVSA-2010:170)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in wget :

GNU Wget 1.12 and earlier uses a server-provided filename instead of
the original URL to determine the destination filename of a download,
which allows remote servers to create or overwrite arbitrary files via
a 3xx redirect to a URL with a .wgetrc filename followed by a 3xx
redirect to a URL with a crafted filename, and possibly execute
arbitrary code as a consequence of writing to a dotfile in a home
directory (CVE-2010-2252).

Packages for 2008.0 and 2009.0 are provided as of the Extended
Maintenance Program. Please visit this link to learn more:

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected wget package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49100 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-170.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2252

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