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The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
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 :
Update the affected wget package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true