GLSA-201411-05 : GNU Wget: Arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 79266


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201411-05 (GNU Wget: Arbitrary code execution)

An absolute path traversal vulnerability has been found in GNU Wget.
Impact :

A remote FTP server is able to write to arbitrary files, and consequently execute arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GNU Wget users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/wget-1.16'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79266

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201411-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/11/17

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:wget, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4877

BID: 70751

GLSA: 201411-05