FreeBSD : wget -- path traversal vulnerability in recursive FTP mode (ee7b4f9d-66c8-11e4-9ae1-e8e0b722a85e)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

MITRE reports :

Absolute path traversal vulnerability in GNU Wget before 1.16, when
recursion is enabled, allows remote FTP servers to write to arbitrary
files, and consequently execute arbitrary code, via a LIST response
that references the same filename within two entries, one of which
indicates that the filename is for a symlink.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79079 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-4877

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