Scientific Linux Security Update : wget on SL7.x x86_64

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


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?591d5d88

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95865 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-4971

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