Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : wget (MDKSA-2005:098)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18440
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionTwo vulnerabilities were found in wget. The first is that an HTTP redirect statement could be used to do a directory traversal and write to files outside of the current directory. The second is that HTTP redirect statements could be used to overwrite dot ('.') files, potentially overwriting the user's configuration files (such as .bashrc, etc.).
The updated packages have been patched to help address these problems by replacing dangerous directories and filenames containing the dot ('.') character with an underscore ('_') character.
SolutionUpdate the affected wget package.