Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wget (MDVSA-2010:170)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49100
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been found and corrected in wget :
GNU Wget 1.12 and earlier uses a server-provided filename instead of the original URL to determine the destination filename of a download, which allows remote servers to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a 3xx redirect to a URL with a .wgetrc filename followed by a 3xx redirect to a URL with a crafted filename, and possibly execute arbitrary code as a consequence of writing to a dotfile in a home directory (CVE-2010-2252).
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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected wget package.