Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wget (MDVSA-2014:212)

High Nessus Plugin ID 78732


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated wget package fixes security vulnerability :

Wget was susceptible to a symlink attack which could create arbitrary files, directories or symbolic links and set their permissions when retrieving a directory recursively through FTP (CVE-2014-4877).

The default settings in wget have been changed such that wget no longer creates local symbolic links, but rather traverses them and retrieves the pointed-to file in such a retrieval. The old behaviour can be attained by passing the --retr-symlinks=no option to the wget command.


Update the affected wget package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78732

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-212.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/10/30

Modified: 2015/01/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:wget, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4877

BID: 70751

MDVSA: 2014:212