RHEL 7 : wget (RHSA-2016:2587)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An update for wget is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The wget packages provide the GNU Wget file retrieval utility for
HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that wget used a file name provided by the server for
the downloaded file when following an HTTP redirect to a FTP server
resource. This could cause wget to create a file with a different name
than expected, possibly allowing the server to execute arbitrary code
on the client. (CVE-2016-4971)

Red Hat would like to thank GNU wget project for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges Dawid Golunski as the original reporter.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.

See also :


Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94550 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-4971

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