Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : wget (MDKSA-2007:017)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24632
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThe ftp_syst function in ftp-basic.c in Free Software Foundation (FSF) GNU wget 1.10.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malicious FTP server with a large number of blank 220 responses to the SYST command.
The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.
SolutionUpdate the affected wget package.