Scientific Linux Security Update : wget on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 78854


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A flaw was found in the way Wget handled symbolic links. A malicious FTP server could allow Wget running in the mirror mode (using the '-m' command line option) to write an arbitrary file to a location writable to by the user running Wget, possibly leading to code execution.

Note: This update changes the default value of the --retr-symlinks option. The file symbolic links are now traversed by default and pointed-to files are retrieved rather than creating a symbolic link locally.


Update the affected wget and / or wget-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78854

File Name: sl_20141030_wget_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/04

Modified: 2015/01/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4877