FreeBSD : wget -- multiple HTTP client download filename vulnerability (d754b7d2-b6a7-11df-826c-e464a695cb21)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49109
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionGNU Wget version 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.