Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : wget (MDKSA-2002:086)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13984


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability in all versions of wget prior to and including 1.8.2 was discovered by Steven M. Christey. The bug permits a malicious FTP server to create or overwriet files anywhere on the local file system by sending filenames beginning with '/' or containing '/../'. This can be used to make vulnerable FTP clients write files that can later be used for attack against the client machine.


Update the affected wget package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13984

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-086.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:wget, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2002/12/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1344

MDKSA: 2002:086