openSUSE Security Update : wget (openSUSE-SU-2014:1380-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 79103


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


wget was updated to version 1.16 to fix one security issue.

The following security issue was fixed :

- Fix for symlink attack which could allow a malicious ftp server to create arbitrary files, directories or symbolic links and set their permissions when retrieving a directory recursively through FTP (CVE-2014-4877).


Update the affected wget packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79103

File Name: openSUSE-2014-637.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/11

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: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wget, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wget-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wget-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.3, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4877