Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
HD Moore discovered that Wget contained a path traversal vulnerability
when downloading symlinks using FTP. A malicious remote FTP server or
a man in the middle could use this issue to cause Wget to overwrite
arbitrary files, possibly leading to arbitrary code execution.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected wget package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
Public Exploit Available : true