Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wget (MDVSA-2014:212)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated wget package fixes security vulnerability :

Wget was susceptible to a symlink attack which could create arbitrary
files, directories or symbolic links and set their permissions when
retrieving a directory recursively through FTP (CVE-2014-4877).

The default settings in wget have been changed such that wget no
longer creates local symbolic links, but rather traverses them and
retrieves the pointed-to file in such a retrieval. The old behaviour
can be attained by passing the --retr-symlinks=no option to the wget

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected wget package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78732 ()

Bugtraq ID: 70751

CVE ID: CVE-2014-4877

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