FreeBSD : wget -- multiple HTTP client download filename vulnerability (d754b7d2-b6a7-11df-826c-e464a695cb21)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

GNU Wget version 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.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=602797
http://www.nessus.org/u?fdb1544b

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49109 (freebsd_pkg_d754b7d2b6a711df826ce464a695cb21.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2252

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