Scientific Linux Security Update : wget on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A flaw was found in the way Wget handled symbolic links. A malicious
FTP server could allow Wget running in the mirror mode (using the '-m'
command line option) to write an arbitrary file to a location writable
to by the user running Wget, possibly leading to code execution.

Note: This update changes the default value of the --retr-symlinks
option. The file symbolic links are now traversed by default and
pointed-to files are retrieved rather than creating a symbolic link

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected wget and / or wget-debuginfo packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78854 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-4877

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