openSUSE 10 Security Update : wget (wget-1689)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27476


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update fixes a security in wget, where evil servers could send terminal escape codes to the user calling wget. This would only affect interactive sessions. (CVE-2004-1488)

Additionaly a previous '.file' fix was found to be buggy and replaced.
This bug could lead to '.directories' not being retrievable and '_files' being overwritten.


Update the affected wget package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27476

File Name: suse_wget-1689.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

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:novell:opensuse:wget, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1488